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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

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Explore 2,000 years of history at Cardiff Castle, built on a site first used by Roman invaders. The original fort constructed here was a rectangular structure much larger than the current castle, which was built during the Norman invasions of the late 1060s. Norman advance into Wales was often marked by the construction of castles, frequently on old Roman sites. Improved and expanded over the centuries, the castle is now a tourist attraction. Don’t miss a visit to the castle’s Firing Lane Museum of the Welsh Soldier, which is a joint regimental museum of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and the Royal Welsh. Check online for special events, including concerts, lectures, jousting demonstrations, and plays. Use our Cardiff road trip planner to arrange your visit to Cardiff Castle and other attractions in Cardiff.
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  • Our visit to the castle focused on a tour of the Victorian section where renovations were carried out in the mid-nineteenth century and they are extravagant to say the least. The present castle... 
    Our visit to the castle focused on a tour of the Victorian section where renovations were carried out in the mid-nineteenth century and they are extravagant to say the least. The present castle...  more »
  • We did the tour recommended it was very interesting.The rooms we visited were amazing and we took loads of photos,A must if you visit Cardiff 
    We did the tour recommended it was very interesting.The rooms we visited were amazing and we took loads of photos,A must if you visit Cardiff  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cardiff Castle. Beautiful grounds, which are open to the public for free. If you want to see the other sites within the walls, you'll need to pay the entrance fee and it is worth it and reasonably priced. Lots to see, explore and enjoy. Was nice to sit with a lolly and take in the views. Some beautiful architecture with a wealth of history. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Castle is beautiful, as is the grounds.. we didn't do guided tour but still £52 for 2 adults, 1 concession & 1 child and was probably only 6 rooms you can go in which was a bit disappointing although they are stunning rooms. The keep, has amazing views and walking the walls was good and the museum was very interesting too. The big problems for us was the loud music blaring from the "community cricket cup" which we found pretty awful and 100% took away from the peacefulness of the place and finally the toilets which were ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS..filthy, sanitary bins over flowing, no tissue, soaking floor!!!

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