The Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour

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Two types of tour (depending on date):

Premium: 130 minute ghost tour.

Premium tour route: The PREMIUM tour takes us to parts of the building normally off limits to the public by day but open to us because of their link to the ghostly history of this famous building. The route includes the Clock Tower Summer Smoking Room (where the Marquess of Bute held his paranormal experiments), Guest Tower (Victorian Nursery), the rooms of the main house (including Banqueting Hall and Library). Please note that this tour entails a 101 step climb up the clock tower to its topmost room.

Essential: 90 minute ghost tour. 

Essential tour route: The route takes in the rooms of the main house (including Entrance Hall, Banqueting Hall, Octagon Staircase, Dining Room, Drawing Room and Library). 

For a sample of the stories you will hear click here !**

**IMPORTANT: (the clock tower is part of the Premium tour only. This film is intended to illustrate the stories you will hear on the tour. We do not "stage" fake ghostly phenomena during the tour)

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By day, Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’s most popular heritage attractions, with a history of Romans, Normans, Knights and Nobles over many centuries.  Its glittering interiors are a legacy of its extraordinary renaissance in the nineteenth century by the mysterious and mystical Third Marquess of Bute and his eccentric genius art-architect William Burges.

On the Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour, however, we explore the building and celebrate its history in a very different way:  through the true tales of its many ghostly phenomena, reported by residents, staff and visitors over generations.

The 8 acre walled site will be silent.  The house, the oldest parts of which date back to the early fifteenth century, will be dark. Make your way by torchlight through its rooms, staircases and passages to visit the spots where ghosts have been seen, heard and felt over the years: a troublesome poltergeist; a mysterious maiden; a mischievous playful spirit; a cloaked male figure; the spectral coach; and ghostly footsteps.  

The PREMIUM tour takes us to parts of the building normally off limits to the public by day but open to us because of their link to the ghostly history of this famous building.

Practicalities

Please turn up at least 10 minutes before the start time shown on your booking confirmation. The castle grounds will be closed and locked while the ghost tour is underway therefore latecomers cannot be admitted.

WHAT TO WEAR:  The tour is indoors. Temperatures inside can vary from chilly to very warm, so please wear layers which can easily remove or add.

WHAT TO EXPECT: This is a special guided walking tour of Cardiff Castle with true accounts of the castle’s supernatural phenomena, told in the eerie atmosphere of the castle in darkness and exclusively to ourselves.  It is NOT a paranormal investigation or "ghost hunt". Nothing is staged and no one "jumps out". However, unexplained incidents have been known to occur on tours, as we stand or sit in the dark, with no artificial light, and just the sound of the stories being told, so who knows what the night will bring!

IMPORTANT: The Premium tour includes ascent of 101 steps to the Summer Smoking Room at the top of the Clock Tower where the Marquess of Bute experimented with the paranormal. The tour should only therefore be taken by those physically fit enough to make this climb. Those who do not wish to climb the tower can wait in the seating area near the tower entrance.

 

Tickets:

Premium Tour £15.50* 

Essential Tour £11.50*

*Prices may be different for special events such as Halloween and/or midnight tours and the altered price will be clearly displayed before you book.

ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY   

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Start time: Times vary according to availability. Please check carefully when booking. Gates Close at the start time so please check in at least 10 minutes beforehand.

Tour duration: 130 minutes (Premium). 90 minutes (Essential) 

Check-in point: Cardiff Castle front gate, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB. Please note that the gate will be closed until approximately 15 minutes before the start time when it will be opened for  check-in.

Cardiff Castle is at the heart of the city centre of Cardiff, 10 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Railway and Bus Stations. Click HERE for a location map.

Please bring a torch (flashlight)! If you need to borrow a torch please let us know.

Important conditions of entry:

  • Anyone appearing intoxicated will be refused entry. Under no circumstances can alcohol be brought on site 
  • anyone interfering with the enjoyment of others will be removed by the stewards and security staff
  • No backpacks to be worn, shoulder bags may have to be carried by hand.
  • Minimum age: 13 years old 
  • Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No more than 3 13-18 year olds per parent/guardian. 
  • the castle tour entails ascent and descent of steps and is not accessible for wheelchair users and is not recommended for those of limited mobility or cardio-vascular weakness
  • No flash photography inside the rooms 
  • No audio or video recording at any time
  • no smoking
  • No food or drink to be taken into the house.

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