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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

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Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Well done to Cardiff Council for allowing free entrance to the Castle throughout the COVID crisis. We went a few times when in town and either had our own picnic food in the castle grounds or used...  more »
  • Our first visit here, was very interesting place with lots of history,lots to see and do. There were some Xmas markets stalls inside the grounds which made it more interesting. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Much better than I had expected. Liked very much the WW2 display, the keep and the actual house where the decor and furnishings were quite amazing. Visitors centre was good. Animal carvings on outside walls lovely too. Close to the town centre also. A nice place to visit
  • Castle was a good visit but there isn't that much to see overall compared to other castles we have visited in the past. Getting a free audio guide was good as normally you have to pay for that. It is a very good location are you are right in the town center so you can park up and have whole day out there!

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