Open Doors Event

Sep 23rd 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 24th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Caerphilly Castle

Join a tour with Caerphilly Castle's very own custodian. Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture, and take a walk around to learn more about the largest castle in Wales.

This stone behemoth, surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands, was the brainchild of Gilbert 'the Red' de Clare, a redheaded nobleman of Norman descent. He also built the original Castell Coch, 'Red Castle', located the other side of Caerphilly mountain.

Gilbert de Clare and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd were contemporaries at war, and early attempts by Gilbert to build a castle were thwarted by the Welsh prince. Gilbert eventually won through and built a mammoth stronghold using the concentric 'walls within walls' system of defence.

Tours will be at 11.00am, 1.00am and 3.00pm.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event. Tickets available on the CADW website here

Caerphilly Castle Dragon

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