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A visit to Cardigan Castle isn’t your typical fortress experience – we’ve got eras for all ages.


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Enjoy the splendour of our Georgian mansion, where you can unlock the story of the Castle, the people who lived here, and find out how it became the birthplace of Wales’ biggest cultural festival, the Eisteddfod.

Explore the medieval walls and Castle remains. You can even spend a night in our first class, luxury accommodation.

Marvel at our glorious Regency grounds and admire river views from the terrace of our restaurant, 1176.

Lots to explore

The layers of history within the castle site mean there’s a massive amount  for you to see.

Explore the medieval walls and seek out the castle remains; Visit the beautiful Georgian Mansion and find out about the people that lived in the castle throughout its history; Wander through the stunning Grade II listed gardens full of rare plant species.

Our amazing tour guides will share the history of this 900-year-old castle, bring this amazing site to life.

“Our guide was absolutely first class. He obviously lives and breathes the castle. The amount of knowledge and his clear voice held everyone spellbound”

Image of the Gardens at Cardigan Castle.
An event, outside at Cardigan castle, with people in the audience.

Fascinating exhibitions

The castle plays host to a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, focusing on its history - and that of the surrounding area.

From the Cardigan Castle Story, to the fascinating account of the life of Barbara Wood, the last private owner of the castle, to the Eisteddfod Exhibition (in celebration of Cardigan’s claim as the birthplace of the Eisteddfod), there's a fantastic range of things to see.

You’re sure to find something that will captivate and fire your imagination.

More than a history lesson

With lots going on at Cardigan Castle, you’ll never be bored for something to do.

Take a look at our ‘bat-cam’ and get a close look at the castle’s rarest guests, discover our hidden history, or explore the rare heritage plants in our walled Georgian garden.  You can even get stuck in to a bit of gardening yourself

The castle plays host to a whole range of performances including a range of music, whether classical or the latest bands; enthralling plays; and amazing dance performances. Take a look at our upcoming events.

Children can join in with one of our weekly craft sessions, explore the dressing up box to become a maid, knight or Georgian nobility, follow the Eisteddfod trail through the gardens, or play on one of the giant board games.

Knights Battling at Cardigan Castle.

Opening times

Open 7 days a week: 10.00am -4.00pm

Paths are wheelchair friendly. Wheelchair available. Dogs allowed on a lead, £1 per dog. Maximum of 2 dogs per visitor.

Ticket Prices

Ticket allows entry for 12 months

Adults £6
Children (Aged 3-16) £3
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £15


Permits unlimited entry to Cardigan Castle between 10am and 4pm (excludes some additional events).

Enjoy our Tours

Learn about the history of this 900 year site with a personal tour guide.

Our dedicated guides lead tours around the site from 2pm. Please ring 01239 615131 to check availability.

Group tours

For schools: £2.00 per pupil and teachers go free.

For groups of up to 25 people: £6.00
For groups of over 25 people: £5 per person.

To book phone 01239 615131 or email info@cardigancastle.com