Cardiff Dark Castle Tour

DARK TOURS: shorter than our "Premium" ghost walks, but exactly the same style and approach as our regular ghost tours, with all their eerie atmosphere, history, legends and true ghost stories and, as they are shorter, suitable for a slightly lower minimum age.

**We never sell through third parties. Tickets only valid if purchased directly from our website with a unique order number and date/time stamp allocated by us**

A 90 minute atmospheric night time ghost tour through the chambers and corridors of Cardiff Castle*.

*This tour does NOT include the Clock Tower or Guest Tower. Those towers are part of the "Cardiff Castle Premium Ghost Tour".


Make your way by torchlight through the chambers and corridors of this exquisite but intensely atmospheric castle, before torches get switched off for stories in the dark of things seen, heard and felt over many years: shadowy movements in darkened rooms; a mysterious phantom maiden; a mischievous playful spirit; a cloaked male figure; a spectral coach; and ghostly footsteps.


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!


Standard (Adult) £12.50*

Junior (aged 10-13) £10*

*Prices may vary for certain tours (eg at Halloween or special midnight tours) but where this is the case this will be set out before you book.



Terms and conditions: Please read the terms and conditions/house rules by clicking here

Duration:  90 minutes

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.

Start time: Start times vary in line with sunset times throughout the year, Please check on booking

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 you can easily remove or add.

What should I bring?Please bring a torch (flashlight) or tell us if you need to borrow one.

What should I NOT bring?: No large backpacks/rucksacks allowed on the tour as these can knock or damage items in the castle. No food or drink (unless for medical reasons). 

Is it suitable for children?: Not suitable for very young children. Minimum age 10. 10-18 year olds must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (ie parent or legal guardian with a maximum of 3 young people per parent). 

What about youth groups?: (eg scouts/guides/community youth groups) Please call us first. We can offer private tours (possibly at a discount depending on the group size and timing) for which the tone, choice and content of the stories is selected in discussion with group leaders. However, in the best interests of all we do not allow youth groups on public scheduled tours without prior arrangement/agreement.

Photography/recording?: Flash photography is not allowed inside Cardiff Castle. No photographs while stories are being told please, and no audio/video recording at any time.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? We regret that, due to the nature of the building and the route, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Toilets: Toilets are available before we start the tour but not during the tour.

Behaviour: Anyone arriving intoxicated cannot be admitted. No alcohol allowed on the tour. Anyone causing disruption or interfering with the enjoyment of others will be removed by the stewards and security staff.