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Caerphilly Castle
04 Nov 2021

Wales’ largest castle – Caerphilly Castle – will be open on a weekend-only basis from week commencing Monday 15 November until the Christmas period, while the monument’s Inner East Gatehouse benefits from vital conservation works.

Renovation work to the Inner East Gatehouse will preserve and protect the structure, with works including a new roof cover; conservation of wall tops and turrets; new drainage arrangements; and window repairs.

Due to the Gatehouse’s height – over three storeys – visitors can expect to see scaffolding for approximately six weeks, with strict health and safety measures in place while the scaffold poles are erected.

Caerphilly Castle - Inner East Gatehouse external view from inside grounds

It’s all part of Cadw’s £5m development and conservation project for the sleeping giant of south Wales, beginning this year and lasting until 2023.

Cadw would like to thank visitors and Cadw members for their understanding while Caerphilly Castle is opened on a weekend-only basis. This short-term closure allows us to guarantee visitor health and safety while these essential works are underway.