Cardiff Castle

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General Information

Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion situated in the city centre of the Welsh capital city, Cardiff. The castle was originally a fort which is thought to have been built by the Romans in the 3rd century, it wasn't until the 11th century that a castle stood on the site and that was built by the Normans. The castle became the focal point of medieval Cardiff. It was also heavily used during conflicts between the Anglo-Normans and the Welsh. The castle was taken over and involved in many more conflicts over the years and also rebuilt and improved by the influencers that held power over the castle. The castle was taken over by fourth Marquess in the 20th century and was used to protect people from bombings during the Second World War. Marquess died a couple of years after the war finished and the castle was handed to the city. Today the castle stands as a tourist attraction.

Getting there

The castle is situated in the city centre of Cardiff, which makes it accessible by all forms of transport. You can take any bus or train to Cardiff central stations, from the central stations; the castle is only a 5 minutes walk. If travelling by car you are advised to use the city centre car parks.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is open every day of the year except for Christmas and New Year, it is open from 9am-6pm. Admission to the castle is set at £12.50 for adults and £9 for children. The castle is open and encourages people to explore its grounds and learn about and see its history. The castle has an onsite cafe available for refreshments.

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