Visit Cardiff Castle for a truly fascinating family day out with 2000 years of history just waiting to be revealed!
See the remains of the Roman walls, climb to the top of the Norman Keep for breath-taking views of the city, and be astonished by the neo-Gothic splendour of the Castle apartments. You can also find your own way around with a free audio guide, walk the wartime tunnels that sheltered Cardiff’s citizens from Nazi air-raids, explore Firing Line: The Museum of the Welsh Soldier and see a full-size replica trebuchet originally used in the film, Ironclad.
To see even more of the opulent interiors, upgrade to a House Tour where you’ll be guided in the footsteps of the Bute family on an absorbing tour of the spectacular Victorian living quarters and see what life was like for on of the richest families in the world. Afterwards, why not relax in the Castle’s beautiful parkland grounds, shop for a souvenir in the gift shop, or enjoy some refreshments in the Keep Terrace Bistro.
Cardiff Castle also has a whole host of exciting events and experiences in store, 2019 promises to be one of the most dynamic summer programmes to date. From festivals and medieval re-enactments to open-air theatre performances and some of the biggest names in music, there’s plenty more behind the walls!
The Knights of Royal England return on the 15 & 16 of June with Joust! Witness a dazzling show and an epic display of jousting with some spectacular horseback stunts. The knights will stop at nothing, charging full tilt in an attempt to strike their opponent’s shield and knock them out of their saddle. Storytelling, strolling musicians, combat displays and a village encampment all make for a magical medieval day out.
On the 17 & 18 August, travel back through time for Tournament of the Knights. Witness valiant knights, alongside their brave squires, in thrilling displays of authentic medieval combat. Come prepared for an action packed day out, and be ready to cheer on your favourite hero or villain, as the Warwick Warriors compete in epic battle for the title of champion.
For more information on the full programme of summer events, including Open Air Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Luna Cinema, for tickets and prices visit www.cardiffcastle.com.