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Caerphilly Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
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+44 29 2088 3143
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in...

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.

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Lots to explore!

Very interesting old castle which you are allowed to explore virtually all of. Helpful explanations and history guides.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting old castle which you are allowed to explore virtually all of. Helpful explanations and history guides.

Thank PotterMoose
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely castle & lovely walks around the grounds..whilst visiting the area over the easter period, decided to take my son into castle to visit the dragon exhibits there. To my surprise there was quite a pricey admission charge...shocking !!!

Thank Michelle O
Oslo, Norway
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133 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The castle walls and the moat are very beautiful, so if you're there, take a walk around the moat. The castle interior is just like you would expect with dark cold rooms.

Thank stefanandriano
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely sunny day, myself and my partner took a walk around the castle grounds. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank JThomas987
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very big grand castle, but little or no information about the history, the purpose of rooms, etc. Lots to see but we were never quite sure what we were looking at. Some information given but just not enough, had to look thinks up after the visit. Some information points not working. No audio guide, or other information source just a... More 

Thank Mrsevadnecake
Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take our 2 grandsons to see Caerphilly castle, on arrival it was a dry day and there was a good crowd of people in Caerphilly and heading to the castle, the admission fee was very good, for us it was £5.20 each and they were free under 5, inside the inner walls there was a reinactment society... More 

Thank I1430BFanthonyd
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Castle definately worth a look. Lovely well kept grounds with a fantastic moat. Obviously there is a cost of £8 to go into the castle but strolling around the grounds are free. We had beautiful weather & that makes everything seem so much nicer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Easter Sunday after looking on there website expected to see medieval reenactment and have a go archery not just to hold the weapons castle was very sympathetically restored not much information on what things were expensive to get in

Thank Darren S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest castle in South Wales and the 2nd largest in UK after Windsor. I was in already in awe when I saw the castle from the carpark. The artificial lake surrounding the medieval fortress gave it a dramatic look, coupled with the tower that has broken off and apparently leaning at an angle greater than that of... More 

Thank Hazel K
Neath, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out with family. Highly recommended! Plenty to see around castle. Views are just amazing!

Thank Daz-34

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