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Caerphilly Castle

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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  • Average5%
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The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales. Like the famous cheese, the castle has long been synonymous with Caerphilly. It dominates. Hogs the limelight. Think slumbering giant awaiting a call to arms. It's also a...more
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Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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Reviewed yesterday

stopped off in Caerphilly for some lunch and decided to visit the castle, very pleased i did, interesting and was well worth the stop off.

Thank lonewolfwales
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle has been transformed as a visitor attraction with many extra areas being opened up to the public, and the Dragons lair a great draw for the children

Thank trevor d
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very picturesque castle surrounded by a moat which we were surprised to find situated in the middle of the town. An effort had been made to make it interesting with exhibits in some “rooms” & a cartoon type film telling its history....More

Thank suegR4175FY
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the largest castle in Wales and really dominates the attractive town of Caerphilly. It is surrounded by a lake with swans and other birds and is extreme impressive. There is a good display of medieval artillery. Nearby information centre is an excellent place...More

Thank Hilary D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this impressive castle right in Caerphilly. The dragon pit was great! Not a whole lot to see once inside but still well worth doing. Very photogenic.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two dedicated car parks, one short and one long stay, I get there early on a Sunday morning, spent about 3 hours looking around and by the time I got back both car parks were full. The castle is surrounded by part of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, with kids or without. Surounding area also has some lovely shops to eat and drink.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful venue to enjoy the greatest showman on the big screen. Well organised event, great atmosphere, beautiful castle and grounds

Thank carolinemorgs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title is all you need to know..!! This place is absolutely magical there is no where like it in South Wales, an absolute must!

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took visiting nephew and niece (10 and 8 respectively). Traveled by train from Cardiff, the castle is an easy 10 minute walk from the station. Reasonable entrance fees and very clean facilities. The children thoroughly enjoyed climbing the towers and walking around the walls, some...More

Thank Rachel R
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helen e
September 21, 2018|
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Response from mal h | Reviewed this property |
No, it plenty of grassed areas.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
I saw quite a few dogs, so I suppose so.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Treena G | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited in the area and spaces and areas are small so I would guess no