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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

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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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  • Cardiff Castle is an exceptionally interesting place. Basic admission allows you to wander the frounds at leisure but, for an few pounds more, you can join a private guided tour of the house. However,...  more »
  • If the weather is nice, this is an exceptional place to visit and take photos. There is a great museum on the grounds where you can spend a lot of time. It's easily one of the best castles to visit in...  more »
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  • 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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