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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Caerphilly Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Details

Join a tour with Caerphilly Castle's very own custodian. Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture, and take a walk around to learn more about the largest castle in Wales.

This stone behemoth, surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands, was the brainchild of Gilbert 'the Red' de Clare, a redheaded nobleman of Norman descent. He also built the original Castell Coch, 'Red Castle', located the other side of Caerphilly mountain.

Gilbert de Clare and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd were contemporaries at war, and early attempts by Gilbert to build a castle were thwarted by the Welsh prince. Gilbert eventually won through and built a mammoth stronghold using the concentric 'walls within walls' system of defence.

Tours will be at 11.00am, 1.00am and 3.00pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Disabled visitors can be dropped off by car at the main entrance. A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 11:00 to 16:00
ours will be at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00.

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Sep Owain Glyndwr Day
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep Open Doors

Contact

Enquiries

02920 883143

Address

Castle Street,
Caerphilly,
CF83 1JD

Location

Directions

Plan route to Caerphilly Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 153870  Lat: 51.57586 Long: -3.22281

A468 (from Newport), M4 (J32), A470, A469 (from Cardiff).Exit M4 Junction 32. Take A470 or A469 and follow signs for Caerphilly.
By Bus: Opposite, Caerphilly/Islwyn No 26, Cardiff-Caerphilly/Tredegar
By Bike: NCN Route No.4 (200m/220 yards).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Caerphilly station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Disabled visitors can be dropped off by car at the main entrance. A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility