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Caerphilly Castle


Proudly standing on a 30-acre site, Caerphilly Castle is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Complete with moat and bridge, and boasting a tower which 'out leans' that of Pisa, the castle also receives visits from the infamous Ghost of the Green Lady. 

Located close to the site of a former Roman fort, the building of Wales' largest castle began in 1268, under orders from the Anglo-Norman Lord Gilbert de Clare, later suffering from numerous Welsh attacks.

In the late eighteenth century the Marquees of Bute acquired Caerphilly Castle, His descendants would oversee its 'great rebuilding'. This work continued throughout the last century under the fourth Marquees and later the State. The result of this extensive and painstaking work is the Castle you see today.

Caerphilly Castle Address:
Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly
CF83 1JD
Wales, UK

Caerphilly Castle Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday
1st April to 31st May, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
1st June to 30th September, 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
1st to 31st October, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
1st November to 31st March following year, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Open 11.00 am to 4.00pm on Sundays

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Caerphilly Castle Admission:
Adults £3.50
Concessions £3.00
Families (2 adults and up to 3 children) £10.00

T (029) 2088 3143

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