"Cardiff Castle" Cardiff Castle Tip by Aragina

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff: 6 reviews and 5 photos

 
 

Fondest memory: The castle has been there for nearly 2,000 years, dating from the the Romans in the Ist century AD. After the Norman Conquest the Castle's Keep was built, and a number of Medieval fortifications and dwellings followed. In 1865 the 3rd Marquess employed architect William Burges to transform the Castle lodgings. Within gothic towers he created lavish and opulent interiors, rich with murals, stained glass, marble, gilding and elaborate wood carvings. Each breathtaking room has its own special theme, including Mediterranean gardens, and Italian and Arabian decoration.As well as visiting the spectacular interiors, visitors can enjoy the Castle grounds, where peacocks, ducks and geese wander freely, and enjoy a break in the Castle Tea Rooms . Finally, a visit to the gift shop at the main entrance where you can spend all your money :-)

Open 9.30am to 4.30pm

Adults: £5.25
Children and seniors: £3.15
Students: £4.20

Getting there : From junctions 29,32 and 33 of the M4 follow signs to Cardiff city centre. You are within easy walking distance of car parks, Cardiff Queen Street and Central Stations.

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 2RB
Directions: Next to the Civic Centre and Shopping Arcades
Phone: +44 (0)29 20 878100
Website: http://www.cardiff.gov.uk

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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