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Alexander D wrote a review Nov. 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom121 contributions96 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights in November. The Castle is easy to find and has private secure parking. Check-in was easy (we did the self check-in following the instructions that were e-mailed to us a few days prior), the room was very clean and much bigger than I expected. It came with a TV, two chairs and tea/coffee making facilities. It was pretty cool to stay on the castle grounds even though you're not in the castle itself. The central heating in the room worked well and kept it well heated. I had breakfast both mornings, the continental breakfast on day one was really nice, full of fresh ingredients which tasted great. The English breakfast on day two was equally good and the service on both days was fantastic. The staff here are really friendly - from Sandra on reception to the restaurant staff, everyone was really nice and made our stay comfortable and as convenient as possible in the current circumstances. My only two minor issues preventing a 5* is that the bed was really hard which made it uncomfortable to sleep (I guess that's down to personal preference though - I just prefer a softer mattress), and due to the current Covid restrictions we had to strip the bed and do a bit of cleaning ourselves prior to check-out which I've not experienced whilst staying elsewhere throughout this year. Cardigan is a lovely little town and the Castle is the heart of it so it's walkable to everywhere local - although there's nowhere to eat in on a Monday night so keep that in mind and Tesco is a drive away as it's out of town.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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David L wrote a review Sep. 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom31 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited Cardigan Castle as part of our week away, and we were so glad we did. You start off with an introductory video (the gazebo you're in has plenty of spacing between the chairs to accommodate social distancing) and then you have the freedom to explore the grounds. There's a huge garden which our dog enjoyed exploring (until the ride-on lawnmower came that is!) and we had loads of fun taking photos while sat on the Eisteddfod chair. The Manor House was really lovely and included a lot of exhibits from Cardigan's history, and the allotment was lovely to visit and I was surprised that they're still growing vegetables even with the coronavirus situation, so we could see a lot of different vegetables being grown. You can get some fantastic views from the castle walls and it made for some great photos. The entry price was very reasonable (I think it was £6 per adult and only £1 for our dog) which lets you revisit any time within a year. If we return to Cardigan we'll certainly come by again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rob1569 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Coalville, United Kingdom21 contributions5 helpful votes
Went to Cardigan castle and paid £6 each for entry. Not much of the historical castle left to view. Just outer walls and a house inside. Then guided to outside seating as we had our dog with us and waited 20 minutes and still didn’t get served so left. Overall very disappointed with the castle. Much better castles around the area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Chris K wrote a review Sep. 2020
Burbage, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
The lady on reception was most informative. The signage was clear and provided a fascinating incite into the history of this great castle. Do not skip over the history of the volunteers that saved this place. From the early history to the last couple of decades. And it's great value too. In which case treat yourself to coffee and cake in 1176 within the castle grounds. Fruit and veg supplied fro the castle kitchen garden. Don't miss it if you have any interest in history. It's a treat.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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karen p wrote a review Sep. 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a well restored set of ruins/castle walls and a Georgian house. The whole history and restoration process is well documented and interesting and I would say good value. The only downside was the cafe/restaurant seemed over pretentious for a lunchtime stop off.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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