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The Cardiff Castle is one of the cities major tourist attractions. This medieval Castle/Victoria Gothic revived mansion was built over the remains of a Norman Keep erected over a Roman Fort, in fact its believed to have been two forts! If your interest in history you'll love Cardiff Castle!
Spread over 8 acres of land, the castle dictates the two thousand year long legacy of Victorian, Norman, Roman and Plantagenet periods. The guided tour covers the castle building and the rooms majestically furnished by the Butes family in the mid nineteenth century; this majestic building is adored with spires and series of towers.
Vast sums of money was spent on recreating the feeling of the medieval Gothic era and the series of rooms furnished with marble, wood, murals, and gold fulfils the purpose.
The main Castle tour takes around fifty minutes after which one can visit the Norman keep and the Regiment Museum in the Prisoner Tower.
A number of rock concerts and music shoes are organised in the castle regularly and there is a capacity to accommodate ten thousand people. Stereophonic Live In Cardiff Castle in 1998 and Green Day in 2002 are some notable past performances. Artists like Tom Jones have performed live here way back in 2001.
During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s the castle was used as a military base. The castle and grounds are regularly pay host to Cardiff Universities' summer ball and is the well known site for the Mardi Gras carnival celebration.
The castle has been rated among the top eight buildings in Britain in BBC's book called The Story of Britain's famous Buildings.