Cardiff Castle

With two thousand years of history, securing public access to Burges’s extravaganza of neo-gothic architecture and decoration was not going to be easy.  Nevertheless, it was essential that the civic heart of Wales’ capital city was much more accessible, and Niall Phillips’s new interpretation centre has achieved this.  Built into the twentieth century ‘Roman’ embankment, the new building providesaccess-for-all to the Victorian Castle, the original Roman Fort walls, the military museums, the neo-Roman recreation, the eighteenth century house, and the Norman Castle that, together, make up Cardiff Castle.  Working closely with client staff and project team members,we have helped the City achieve its vision of a Castle Green linked to Bute Park.

Our contributions

  • Landscape planning and historic landscape appraisal for the new interpretation centre
  • Landscape masterplan for the Castle Green
  • Access proposals to parts of the Castle requiring scheduled monumentand planning consent
  • Advice in support of Bute Park 'Parks for People' HLF award
  • Swiss Bridge options appraisal


The City and County of Cardiff


Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP

East Timewell, Morebath, Devon EX16 9BY

tel: 01398 331444