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Caerphilly Castle

Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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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 great backdrop for TV and film. It secured a starring role recently in the popular BBC TV series Merlin.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“leaning tower” (108 reviews)
“great hall” (76 reviews)
“big cheese” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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Reviewed yesterday

Had our son and his fiancée's wedding here on Friday. We all had a fantastic day and evening in a stunning setting. The staff, Steve and Mel made it a day to remember and nothing was too much trouble. Everything ran smoothly from start to...More

Thank Allenshouse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic caste to visit and climb around. There's still a moat all the way around, plus you can walk in through the drawbridge. You can also see into the dungeon at one point. My grandson loved his visit. Great historical interest and, at certain...More

Thank Jo-Anne W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Caerphilly Castle has had a lot of restoration done to it and it is so nice to be able to explore a medieval castle as it would have been hundreds of years ago. We had three kids with us and they loved it. Its a...More

Thank Kyla L
Reviewed 5 days ago

spent all day wandering around. really nice. mind you we were attending a wedding so that might bias my view! ;-)

Thank Billy J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sunday 18th of June Caerphilly Castle opened up the gates to the center part of the Castle which is normally closed to the public unless you pay to enter but Sunday 18th it was open for groups of local infant schools to take part in...More

Thank PeteCardiff2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful castle in a very nice town. The day we went there were a small market outside and the entrance was 2x1 (so, basically half price). We went to visit some location used in Doctor Who and we discovered a jewel. Just a shame...More

Thank Klaus R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and the mrs went on a day trip to this stunning castle. Set in park lands and surrounded by moats/lakes it is one of a kind. There are multi media displays, video blogs telling the story of the castle. Also unlike some other castles...More

1  Thank Gizmo617
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dating back to the 1200s, this is one of the most fascinating castles in the country, located in the heart of Caerphilly. It is well fortified, surrounded by water, and even has its own leaning tower. It's located not far from Cardiff and so makes...More

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on a busy Sunday, but the castle was still very enjoyable. The traveling dragons had just had their offspring and were quite the attraction. There were also tents with guides dressed in medieval garb that explained aspects of castle life. Wish there had...More

Thank booglesC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic castle a short train journey from Cardiff. The train station is along the main street to the castle--about 6 blocks away. It's a castle like you think one should be. I've seen a number of castle ruins in Wales and England and this is...More

Thank NCdianab
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Vidya D
Can anyone please tell me whether the admission fee you pay to get inside this castle is worth the visit? Thanks in advance
6 May 2017|
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Response from slapster0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of information around the Castle about it's history, check the website because CADW have good events going on sometimes and the dragons outside are a must see.
Entrace fee for castle
1 May 2017|
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Response from Urszula B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Adult - £7.95 Child - £5.20 Child under 5 free Family 2+2 - £23.70
Jay M
Hi how much are walk in tickets for the day per person
26 November 2016|
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Response from lace2110 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about £6