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Caldicot Castle

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Address: Church Road, Caldicot NP26 4HT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1291 420241
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The Home of Welsh Castle Life: Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the...

The Home of Welsh Castle Life: Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park. You will be able to travel through time and discover the home of Welsh castle life, from medieval times to the twentieth century. The castle was developed as a fortress by Royal hands in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home. The river Nedern winds its way through the park and the wildlife pond is home to a variety of wildfowl.

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Fantastic and free!

Visited on a sunny day in October when the trees were looking their best. Found out about this castle when looking for dog-friendly days out. It is absolutely beautiful with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a sunny day in October when the trees were looking their best. Found out about this castle when looking for dog-friendly days out. It is absolutely beautiful with a fascinating history. I'm amazed that such an attraction is free (including parking). However, charges apply when there are special events on. Inside there are lots of picnic tables and... More 

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Thank WelshK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Caldicot castle is well worth a visit. Large open parkland, with a very well mainrained castle main building to explore. However, check the events web site before leaving home. This place is used as an events centre and regularly has reinactment type battles going on. Status quo played here in August 2016. Big fire work display here in November. This... More 

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Thank Raymond H
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small castle, with stairs up to towers and extended grounds. We had good fun exploring it on a dank afternoon visit. The tea room is welcome. Kids should enjoy it, there is a fair bit of history and write ups on show. It has a large grass central area and the walls are mostly intact.

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Thank John S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's not a large castle by any means but if you're nearby it's worth a look. There's plenty of parking available before you walk up the little hill to the entrance to the grounds. Entry is based on an honour system. Simply give your donation, take a pebble and place it where the instructions tell you. That gives them an... More 

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Thank FDulley
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Norman castle when in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and later restored as a Victorian family home

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Bristol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

After arriving at 3:40pm to visit the castle, we found it was closed! Very disappointed as we had checked online and it should of been open until 4pm! It was a beautiful castle from the outside but just a shame we could not enter!

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great castle with some great grounds. There are some great views from the castle. The castle is great and well worth a visit. Parking and entry is free, unless events on.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A castle in a country park, the castle tells the history of the area, you can climb up to the top of the tower and have a good view of the area. Parts of the castle contain furniture of the day. Picnic tables in the park or you can buy tea and light meals in the cafe.

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UK
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We spent the day at Caldicot Castle - medieval. reenactment day in September. It was everything you would expect. Jousting with real horses, realistic battles with canon fire and a demonstration with falcons. Went with my husband and young 20 year old daughters. We all had a lovely day. Next year we've decided we're going to dress up. We bought... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Caldicot Castle has in interesting history. Initially a large defensive castle it has like all similar places suffered over the years, but a great deal of it remains and one is able to climb turrets and go on battlements. What makes this so quirky though is that after the second world war, at a time of housing shortage, the owner... More 

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