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Best Story Told Award 2019

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

Come and enjoy the splendour of our Georgian mansion, our beautiful gardens and our award winning story-telling interpretation 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, beautifully kept gardens and admire river views from the terrace of our Restaurant,  Cegin 1176 .

Lots to explore

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”

Incredible Gardens

Take a stroll back in time along the winding pathways of our stunning Regency style gardens. Bursting with colourful blooms and rare plant species, they are just waiting to be admired

From a vegetable garden, to our towering trees, colourful flower beds and hidden nature trail for children, there is plenty to savour. Set in two acres of grounds overlooking the River Teifi, the Grade II listed gardens are home to more than 130 types of plants as well as our beautiful Eisteddfod Chair and the new sculpture of the Lord Rhys.

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 story of the unique life of the last private owner of the castle Barbara Wood, to the Eisteddfod Exhibition (in celebration of Cardigan’s claim as the birthplace of the Eisteddfod)  and our all new interactive digital exhibitions, there's a fantastic range of things to see for the whole family.

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

Ticket Prices

Ticket allows entry for 12 months - Online purchase available here!

Adults £7
Children (Aged 3-16) £4
Family Ticket (2 Adults, up to 5 Children) £20

Why not become an Annual Member and make the most of everything Cardigan Castle has to offer, including free entry to the site and significant discounts in the restaurant? Click here for more details

Opening times

Open 11am - 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, November through March.

Open 7 days a week, 11am - 4pm. Apr through Oct.


Paths are wheelchair friendly. Wheelchair available. Dogs allowed on a lead, £1 per dog. Maximum of 2 dogs per visitor, dogs are not usually allowed for events outside normal opening (i.e. dogs are not allowed at the Christmas Fair, Light Trails, Concerts etc) .

There is no on-site parking for day visitors. The nearest pay and display car park is located at the bottom of Quay Street, Cardigan.

Enjoy our Tours

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

Please ring 01239 615131 to check availability.

Group tours

Click here for School Trip information!

For groups of up to 25 people: £7.00 per person.
For groups of over 25 people: £6.00 per person.

To book phone 01239 615131 or email [email protected]