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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales

  • The exterior of the stunning Cardiff Castle and grounds
  • A young boy trying on a viking costume at Cardiff Castle
  • The lavish dining room interior of the stunning Cardiff Castle

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

For 2000 years,Cardiff Castle has been home to some very exciting people, including the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Explore the Castle grounds with an audio guide especially put together for children and learn all about the prisoners kept inside the Norman Keep and how they kept their enemies out.

The Wartime Tunnels are great fun to explore and see the original wall built by the Romans. Inside the Main House, follow the animal trail and discover all the little secrets left by William Burges, make sure to keep your eyes peeled! Why not try on soldiers uniforms and feel how heavy muskets were in Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier.

See some of the castle’s amazingly and luxuriously decorated rooms with the guided House Tour. On the 50 minute tour you’ll visit and learn about The Winter Smoking Room, The Nursery, The Rooftop Garden and Lord Bute’s Bedroom.

Enjoy many special events that take place throughout year. Whether it's watching The Knights Of Royal England perform daredevil riding stunts and amazing combat skills in Joust! or discovering the everyday life of Romans in their encampment as well as seeing legionary soldiers demonstrate fighting techniques and battle strategies in The Romans Return, there is something for everyone at Cardiff Castle.

  • Guided tours available
  • Events throughout the year


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Access Available Disabled Access Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF10 3RB, Wales


Click here to visit Cardiff Castle's website
029 2087 8100

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00


Adults: £12.50

Kids: £9.00

Concessions: £10.95

Family: £37.00

Under 5's: Free

More Information

Eating information

Cafiar Castell is situated in the Interpretation at Cardiff Castle and offers a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.


There are a number of toilets on site, including disabled toilets in the Interpretation Centre and Main House. There are also baby changing areas.

Gift shop

Range includes souvenirs, history and activity books, Welsh food and jewellery.

Baby food facilities

Baby food can be heated up on request.


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