Caerphilly Castle

Local nameCaerphilly Castle
LocationWales, UK

Caerphilly Castle is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly in South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his campaign to maintain control of Glamorgan, and saw extensive fighting between Gilbert, his descendants, and the native Welsh rulers. Surrounded by extensive artificial lakes – considered by historian Allen Brown to be "the most elaborate water defences in all Britain" – it occupies around 30 acres and is the largest castle in Wales and the second-largest castle in the United Kingdom after Windsor Castle.

Tags FortificationMedievalCastleHistorical
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Opening hours

Feb - Mar:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 4 pm
Sat, Sun :11 am - 2 pm

Apr - June, Sep - Oct:
Daily: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Jul - Aug:
Daily: 9:30 am - 6 pm

Nov - Jan:
Mon - Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Sun: 11 am - 4 pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed: Dec 24 - 26, Jan 1


Adults: £6
Seniors, students, children under 16: £4.20
Disabled, children under 5: Free

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +44 29 2088 3143

Address Caerphilly CF83 1, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°34'33.878" N -3°13'13.322" E

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