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Cardiff Castle / Castell Caerdydd

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Why locals love it

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions, with over 2,000 years of history just waiting to be explored within its walls. That's something to be pretty proud of!

Aside from its obvious allure, it hosts regular community events such as food festivals, concerts, open air cinema and theatre. It provides a real hub to the city!

Why you should visit it

You can't NOT visit the castle when in Cardiff! Sat within a gorgeous parkland, this jaw-dropping castle is a feast for the eyes. See the vast grounds, battlements, wartime shelters, Norman Keep and spectacular Victorian apartments before taking to the top of the tower for a 360 view of this exceptional city. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Special tip

The castle does offer guided tours, but pick up a free audio guide and discover the castle's many secrets yourself (without the extra charge!).

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Incredible history, right in the middle of the city! If you can do lots of steps, 100% recommend taking the Clock Tower tour, as you get to see a lot more of the manor house than you would without.
August 27, 2019
What a beauty! The castle is definitely worth visiting when in Cardiff. It is unbelievable that it was largely built by one family to retain the history of Cardiff. My friend bought the ticket to walk around the Castle and it was very impressive. She said there were many rooms that literally made her speechless! Very beautiful!
April 21, 2016

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