New attractions at Caerphilly Castle — now open!

Get ready for Wales’s biggest historic adventure!

  • Caerphilly Castle Site Attraction Map

    Caerphilly Castle Site Attraction Map

  • Caerphilly Castle Gilbert's Maze

    Caerphilly Castle Gilbert's Maze

  • Gilbert de Clare Caerphilly Castle

    Gilbert de Clare Caerphilly Castle

  • Caerphilly Castle Maze Board

    Caerphilly Castle Maze Board

  • Dragons' Lair

    Dragons' Lair

  • Caerphilly Castle Dragons' Lair

    Caerphilly Castle Dragons' Lair

Are you daring enough to brave a cave of real, Welsh Dragons? 

Or smart enough to outwit Caerphilly’s toughest defences? 

Adventure awaits at Caerphilly Castle, with two new family attractions now open to visitors!

Cadw’s Castles Alive! campaign has seen Wales’s largest medieval fortress become even bigger and better with the installation of Gilbert’s Maze, and the Dragons’ Lair.

The epic transformation is all part of a £9.5m Welsh Government investment to enhance visitor experience at Wales’s captivating sites over the next three years.

Gilbert’s Maze challenges courageous explorers to dodge obstacles, solve clues and uncover secret passageways to capture Caerphilly without getting caught by its 13th-century owner — Gilbert de Clare. 

And the mystical Dragons’ Lair offers a new home for everyone’s favourite family of Welsh Dragons, allowing visitors to peer inside and experience the beasties’ epic tale, choreographed to a enchanting audio-visual display complete with dramatic lighting, smoke and snarls.

Other on-site, family friendly activities include the ‘Little Dragons’ mobile game and the Caerphilly Castle Quest.

So, are you ready for Wales’s biggest historic adventure? Head to Caerphilly Castle for an unforgettable day of myths, legends and magic.