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Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.50-£3.50




01239 621339


SA43 2SF

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Cilgerran Castle is a 13th-century ruined castle located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, near Cardigan. The castle is a National Trust property, in the guardianship of Cadw.

The castle sits on a rocky promontory above the River Teifi. An earth and timber castle is believed to have been built around 1100, though the existing masonry dates from around 13th century. This castle may have been the scene of the abduction of Nest the wife of Gerald of Windsor by Owain ap Cadwgan and fifteen companions at Christmas 1109. The chronicles refer to this as having taken place at the castle of "Cenarth Bychan", which is thought to have been Cilgerran. In 1215 the castle was taken by Llywelyn the Great.

In 1223 the castle was recaptured by William Marshal the younger, Earl of Pembroke, who rebuilt the castle in its present form. The castle is largely ruinous, though two substantial towers remain. From the castle there are pleasant walks down to the River Teifi.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Dogs on leads welcome.

Opening Details

Open all the time

23 March - 31 October 2016 Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm.
1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017 Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Free entry during this period. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Adult - £3.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £9.50
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.50
Children under 5 - Free
Free Admission 1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017.



Plan route to Cilgerran Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 194430  Lat: 52.05671 Long: -4.63486

South from Cardigan on the A478 (signed for Tenby); at Bridell, left where signed to the Castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Dogs on leads welcome.

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