Caerphilly Castle is a fortification situated in Caerphilly near Cardiff, Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his plan to conquer Glamorgan. The castle was a complex build with impressive and extensive defences, including artificial lakes. The castle is the second largest in Britain, it covers 30 acres. The castle fell into ruins after the 15th century and was only restored to its former glory from the 17th century onwards. Today, it is a beautiful setting that is owned by the Welsh Heritage agency and is open for tourists to explore.
If travelling by car, there are numerous parking opportunities close to the castle. You can also get the bus from Cardiff Central station, get on the number 26 to ‘Blackwood’.
Opening Times and Admission
The castle is open daily for people to have a look around, 9am-5pm with the last admission 30 minutes before closing. Adult entry is set at £8.50 with concessions entering for £5.10. Family discounted tickets are also available. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.