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image for Castle item typeCardiff Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Castle, £9-£15

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Details

Cardiff Castle is situated in the heart of the capital. The castle's enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior. Contained in its mighty walls is a history spanning 2,000 years...

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

*Disabled/wheelchair access to castle grounds, Interpretation Centre, Undercroft & toilets. Access to Main House and Keep involves many steps. *Multi lingual site plan available *Guide books in English, Welsh and French.

Opening details

Open every day except 25 Dec, 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
Mar - Oct: 9am-6pm (last tour 5pm/last entry 5pm).
Nov - Feb: 9am-5pm (last tour 4pm/last entry 4pm).

Prices

Adult: £12.00 (+ £3.00 house tour)
Child (Aged 5 - 16): £9.00 (+ £2.00 tour)
Senior: £10.50 (+ £2.50 tour)
Student: £10.50 (+ £2.50 tour)
Adult Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children): £36.00 (+ £8.00 tour)
Senior Family Ticket (2 Seniors + 2 Children): £33.00 (+ £7.00 tour)

Location

Directions

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

Map reference: ST 180765  Lat: 51.48148 Long: -3.18222

Junctions 32/33 from M4. Follow the signs for Cardiff City Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Cardiff Central station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

*Disabled/wheelchair access to castle grounds, Interpretation Centre, Undercroft & toilets. Access to Main House and Keep involves many steps. *Multi lingual site plan available *Guide books in English, Welsh and French.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

Notes

  • The Interpretation Centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs, including the Firing Line exhibition, film presentation, café and shop. Disabled toilets are located adjacent to the café on the ground floor. The Castle Apartments are not accessible to wheelchair users or pushchairs due to the number of steps within the house. Audio Guides are available in 10 languages and include a sign-language and visually-impaired tours (in English and Welsh).

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls