Cardiff Castle contains 2,000 years’ worth of rich history and is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions. The Castle was once a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold, and then in Victorian times was transformed into a gothic fairy tale fantasy. It was even used as Wartime Tunnels during the Second World War!
Start your visit at the Interpretation Centre, where you can watch a film show that introduces you to the history of the castle, from its origins in Roman times to the astonishing Gothic transformation that took place here during the 19th century. Be sure not to miss the dressing-up corner for children! (The only thing missing here are full-size chain mail suits)
Unlock the secrets of Cardiff when you discover the network of tunnels between the ground floor level and the battlement level that were used as air-raid shelters during World War II. If your group is up for a bit of a walk, then climb the 101 steps spiral staircase to the colourful 40m Clock Tower. Be sure to pick up a personal audio guide before venturing out to explore the grounds, battlements, wartime tunnels, Norman Keep and spectacular Victorian apartments.
Those who are in a group of 20 or more people can avail of a discount rate if they book in advance. Cardiff Castle is the perfect destination for all kinds of groups and offers tours that are specially catered for groups to help make the most out of your trip. If your group is feeling a bit fancy then attend the Welsh Banquet where you can enjoy a 3 course dinner accompanied by relaxing music. Welsh Banquets are available from January to November.
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