District: Caerffili - Caerphilly
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5764, -3.22078
Postcode: CF83 1JD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)
Please note that algae bloom in the moat can cause mild respiratory problems and skin irritation.
One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher lord, Gilbert de Clare. Concentrically planned, the rings of stone and water defences are formidable even today. Famous for its 'leaning tower'. Impressive great hall, now used for various functions. OS map 171 ST: 155870
Pay-and-display parking nearby, toilets, guidebook available, gift shop, two site exhibitions, audio-visual display and replica medieval siege weapons. Baby changing facilities.
We welcome assistance dogs at our sites. From April 2009, dogs on leads will also be welcome at some of our sites. Please see 'dogs' page (on the left) for more information.
Adult - £3.60, Concession - £3.20, Family - £10.40
Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under who have a valid pass. To find out how to get one please go to the free entry scheme page.
01.11.09 - 31.03.10: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.04.10 - 30.06.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.07.10 - 31.08.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 18.00
01.09.10 - 31.10.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.11.10 - 28.02.11: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.03.11 - 31.03.11: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
Most sites are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Full details are available from Cadw Site Operations Unit, tel. 01443 336000. Last admission to this site is thirty minutes before closing.
Information from Cadw website