Open Doors - Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Join a tour with Caerphilly Castle's very own custodian. Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture, and take a walk around to learn more about the largest castle in Wales.

This stone behemoth, surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands, was the brainchild of Gilbert 'the Red' de Clare, a redheaded nobleman of Norman descent. He also built the original Castell Coch, 'Red Castle', located the other side of Caerphilly mountain.

Gilbert de Clare and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd were contemporaries at war, and early attempts by Gilbert to build a castle were thwarted by the Welsh prince. Gilbert eventually won through and built a mammoth stronghold using the concentric 'walls within walls' system of defence.

Tours will be at 11.00am, 1.00am and 3.00pm.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event. Tickets available on the website here

Dates, times and prices

Dates
23 Sep - 24 Sep 2017

Times
11am - 4pm

Prices
Adult - Am ddim / free
Family - Am ddim / free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am ddim / free
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

Location information

Facilities and information

Baby changing Cycle stands Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Toilets Video presentation
  • CaerphillyCastle@wales.gsi.gov.uk
  • Disabled visitors can be dropped off by car at the main entrance
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
  • A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
  • Please do not feed bread products to the birds. Bread is harmful to the birds.
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website
    http://www.noflydrones.co.uk/
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Directions

Postcode CF83 1JD

Car Road A468 (from Newport), M4 (J32), A470, A469 (from Cardiff).

Rail Rail 1km/0.6mls Caerphilly, on the Cardiff-Bargoed Rhymney route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.