Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions. The Roman fort at Cardiff was probably established at the end of the 50s AD, on a strategic site that afforded easy access to the sea. After the Norman conquest, the Castle’s keep was built. The Castle passed through the hands of many noble families until in 1766, it passed by marriage to the Bute family. The Castle and Bute fortune passed to his son John, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who by the 1860s was reputed to be the richest man in the world. From 1866 the 3rd Marquess employed the genius architect William Burges to transform the Castle lodgings. The 3rd Marquess died when he was only 53. Despite huge death duties on the estate, the 4th Marquess completed many of his father’s restoration projects. Following the death of the 4th Marquess of Bute, the family decided to give the Castle to the city of Cardiff.

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attraction sites. Located within the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and exquisite fairytale towers contain 2,000 years of history. The Castle is open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. It offers a restaurant, a gift shop, the Cardiff Tourist Information Centre and attracts more than 300,000 paid visitors per year. Their former system had been in operation for a long time and had become outdated. Consequently, the interface was not modern or intuitive and there was no unified online solution. Cardiff Castle wanted an up to date, slick system that could cope with growing visitor numbers and ensure the castle was operating more efficiently.

 

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