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OPENING TIMES & TICKET PRICES FOR SUMMER 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are currently releasing tickets for online bookings on a weekly basis. Every Monday at 10:00 am, the tickets will be made available for the following week. Please note that Castle Key and Annual Pass holders do not need to book tickets.

Please check back here regularly for updates as the situation continues to change in line with current circumstances.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE NHS COVID-19 APP

To assist with contact tracing, each paying adult visitor must provide track and trace information on the day of their visit and check-in using the NHS COVID-19 app. To save you time, we highly recommend that you download the app prior to your visit.

OPENING TIMES

Cardiff Castle is open to visitors 7 days a week all year round, apart from the 25 and 26 December, and 1 January. There are also certain special event days during the year where admission is only open to event ticket holders.

Times Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 15:00 17:00
Closing Time 16:00 18:00

Please note the times currently shown will be valid for the summer season 2021 but may be altered in the autumn.

FOLLOW OUR FREE AUDIO GUIDE…

Bring your smartphone, plus a pair of earphones, and you can follow our audio guide by downloading the free app. If you can’t use your smartphone for any reason, handheld guides are available to hire (subject to availability) from the Castle’s ticket office for just £2.

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES

Explore the Castle at your own pace, climb the Norman Keep, visit Firing Line and the Wartime Shelters, discover the Roman remains and marvel at the Castle Apartments, some of the most lavishly decorated rooms that you’re ever likely to see.

Castle Ticket Prices
Adult £12.50
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£9.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£10.00
Adult Family Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children)
£38.00
Senior Family Ticket
(2 Seniors and 2 Children)
£34.00
Under 5s FREE

TOUR PRICES

If you would like to see more of Cardiff Castle, or delve more deeply in to its fascinating history, then why not book on to one of our guided tours. House Tours run every day on the hour; accompany one of our expert guides around the Castle Apartments, see more of the spectacular rooms and learn about the men who created them.

House Tour Clock Tower Tour
Adult £4.00 £4.00
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£3.00 £3.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£3.50 £3.50
Adult Family Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children)
£11.00 £11.00
Senior Family Ticket
(2 Seniors and 2 Children)
£10.00 £10.00

ANNUAL PASS

There’s a lot to take in during one visit, so you might need to come back and make sure you haven’t missed anything. If so, upgrade your ticket to an Annual Pass with FREE ENTRY for a whole year, not to mention a 10% discount at the Castle Gift Shop and Keep Dining Experience!

Prices
Adult £21.00
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£14.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£18.50

 

CASTLE KEY

Did you know that the Castle was given to the people of Cardiff in 1947? If you live or work in the city then you are entitled to your very own Castle Key, giving you FREE ENTRY to this world-class heritage attraction for 3 years!

THE PUBLIC SQUARE

FREE ENTRY during opening hours.

Visitors and city centre users are welcome to come in and relax in the beautiful setting of the Castle’s outer green, free of charge. While you’re here, you can also pick up a souvenir at the Castle Gift Shop or sit down for a bite to eat and a beverage at The Keep Terrace kitchen and bar. Visitors seeking more information about the city should stop by the Cardiff Visitor Information Point, located just inside the main gate.

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