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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 11 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 27 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic insight to times of old set in the stunning grounds of Caldicot Castle. The reenactments were brilliant, no idea how they are going to have energy to do it all again tomorrow. Highly recommend a visit to all - ideal for families with children :)

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Derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful park and semi ruined castle. some rooms opened with exhibitions. good cafe and bar. lots of activities throughout the year. free admission closed on Mondays. great park for dog walks and allowed in castle.

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