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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.50-£4.20

Cilgerran,
Cardigan,
SA43 2SF

Details

Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog.

The perfect spot, you might have thought, from which the invading Anglo-Normans could defend their newly conquered lands. Take the thrilling wall-walk from the east tower to understand just what a daunting obstacle it must have presented to the rulers of the ancient kingdom of Deheubarth.

But it wasn’t quite impregnable enough. Probably first built as a ‘ringwork’ castle in 1108 by the Norman adventurer Gerald of Windsor, Cilgerran changed hands many times over the next century or more.

It was only in 1223 when the dashing earl of Pembroke, William Marshal, built ‘an ornate castle of mortar and stones’ on top of the original site that Norman control stood firm. Despite the best efforts of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and Owain Glyndwr, Cilgerran never again fell to the Welsh.

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

2 April - 3 November 2019 Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm.
4 November 2019 - 31 March 2020 Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices valid from April 2019:
Adult - £4.20
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £12.20
Senior £3.40
Juniors (Aged 5–17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £2.50
Children under 5 - Free

Address

Cilgerran,
Cardigan,
SA43 2SF

Location and nearby places

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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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