Cardiff Castle is one of the most significant heritage assets in the Principality. Sited in the centre of the capital of Wales, it is in the care of Cardiff City Council. The Castle has a long history with physical evidence of remains from the Roman, medieval and early post-medieval remains accessible to visitors and the remarkable neo-gothic restoration.
In 2005 the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust carried out excavations in the castle ahead of the construction of a new interpretation centre. These works were required as a condition of both planning and scheduled monument consents for the development.
The main works started in August 2005 and were completed in March 2006, being undertaken by a team of 25 archaeologists. Further minor archaeological investigation and observation works was carried out during the construction of the interpretation centre.
These pages provided information about these excavations and will be regularly updated as the post-excavation reporting works programme is progressed.