General tickets cost £11 for adults and £8.50 for children. A premium ticket includes a 50 minute guided tour of the castle apartments, this costs £14 for adults and £12 for children.
Specialist tours can be arranged for people with a particular interest in fine art or the work of William Burges.
If you live in Cardiff you can actually apply for a castle key! This allows free entry to the grounds and discounts on all events and tours.
Check their website before you go; it’s home to events all year round, from Shakespeare to X-Factor auditions and jousting competitions.
Tickets currently include a 25% discount for Rhondda Heritage Park, a coal museum just north of Cardiff.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture