A Capital Castle Adventure in Cardiff
Published: Thursday 29th Nov 2018
Written by: Home From Home Team
Perched within picturesque parklands in the beating heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairy-tale towers lock in an eternal world of magic and enchantment.
You and your family will find yourself captivated by thousands of years’ worth of amazing things to see. From breath-taking architecture to heart-wrenching wartime air shelters, the castle offers a world of intrigue and wonder that will leave your imaginations brimming with a blend of pictures of times gone by.
Top Tip: Take the Tours!
Cardiff Castle offers some incredible tours that are worth doing and incredible value for money.
The House Tour, which walks you through some of the most amazingly opulent, highly decorated rooms you will ever see, is a must-do! The tour costs £3.35 per person, runs every day on the hour and lasts for around 50 minutes.
The Film Location Tour is another highlight attraction. For just £4.00 per person, this exclusive tour will you give you an up close and personal look at where scenes from the likes of Doctor Who, Sherlock and Torchwood were shot.
Led by an expert guide, you and your family will be walked through The Black Tower, The Undercroft, Library and the Wartime Shelters. You can even arrange a private tour for just you and your family!
ime to recharge after all that sight-seeing? Cardiff Castle offers a wonderful café with a delicious selection of hot meals, chef’s specials and snacks.
Unwind inside or relax on the terrace and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the Norman Keep and the spectacular castle itself!
And for when you need to walk off some of your lunch…head to Bute Park!
Just a stone’s throw away from Cardiff Castle sits a stunning and extensive area of mature parkland edged by the famous River Taff, Pontcanna Fields, Sophia Gardens and none other than the castle itself!
Offering a tranquil escape from the hustle bustle of the city, with a stunning nationally significant arboretum with 50 UK ‘Champion Trees', this natural haven attracts over 1 million visitors per year and plays a key role in the capital’s events calendar.
Not many people can visit Wales without a trip to Cardiff Castle. And it’s pretty obvious why!
Cardiff Castle is open seven days a week, all year round apart from 25, 26 December and 1 January.
It’s super easy to find too! From the M4, exit at junction 32 and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre. If you’re using a Sat Nav, the postcode is CF10 3RB. There are plenty of city centre car parks and on-street meter parking zones nearby.
For more information on Cardiff Castle and to plan your trip, visit www.cardiffcastle.com