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Date: Tafwyl 2022 will take place over two days on Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June.
Tafwyl Fringe Week will take place during the week of Sunday 12th June to Friday 17th June 2022.

Location: Tafwyl 2022 returns to Cardiff Castle for the weekend festival, with Fringe events happening during the week in various locations across Cardiff.

Cost: Entry to Tafwyl is free. There’s no need to book tickets for Tafwyl. 

Alcohol: Tafwyl has licensed certain areas of Cardiff Castle, and we have two bars offering a variety of locally-sourced beer, ales, ciders, wines and spirits, that will leave you spoilt for choice! But please take note – you will not be able to bring your own alcohol on to the site. We are not licensed for this and anyone trying to sneak their own alcohol past our friendly stewards will be searched and may be asked to leave the site. Customers who are under 18 years old will be asked to leave the festival site if found in possession of alcohol.

Glass: No glass will be allowed to be taken onto any part of the site.

Water: There’ll be a water tap to use for free on site.

Prohibited Items

● Alcohol

● Food & drink except unopened bottles of water

● Bicycles & scooters

● Gazebos or shelters

● Glass (including bottles of perfume or aftershave)

● Illegal substances (including legal highs and psychoactive substances)

● Unmanned arial vehicles (drones)

● Fireworks or flares

● Weapons, and anything that might be used as a weapon and / or compromise public safety

Times: Saturday 11:00 – 22:00 / Sunday 11:00 – 22:00

Accessibility: The site is completely accessible to everyone. Disabled toilets and Baby Changing Facilities are located on site.

Visiting with dogs: Dogs are permitted on site in certain areas, but not inside tents and marquees. Please be respectful to others and clean up after your dog. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Getting to tafwyl

The Taff Trail: Route No. 8

If you are traveling from South or North Cardiff you can join the Taff Trail, an ideal route that is mainly free of traffic.

From the North you will get access out of Bute Park [Coopers Field] and on to Castle Street [A4161].

From the South you can travel from Cardiff Bay. You can join the Taff Trail from the A4119 [Clarence Road Bridge] ride along a quiet road [Taff Embankment] and then a non-traffic route along Taffs Mead Embankment and Fitzhamon Embankment to reach Castle Street.

Taff Trail

Cardiff Bay Route

If you are traveling from Penarth you can come across the Barrage or Pont y Werin Bridge and follow the Bay Route to join the Taff Trail at Clarence Road Bridge [A4119]. If you are coming from South. Grangetown you can also join this path.

Cardiff Bay

Ely Route

If you are traveling from Ely or Victoria Park you can join the Ely Route. Parts of this route are on roads and parts are traffic-free.

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Ely Trail


There is a bus stop directly outside the entrance to the festival, alongside several alternative stops across the city centre. The most up to date route information and timetables can be found on the Stagecoach / Cardiff Bus apps and websites. Please note there may be some disruption to usual services over the festival weekend as there are other major events taking place in the city centre.

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If you do bring a car, please note there is no specific car park for Tafwyl. Please use the city centre car parks or on-street meter parking. For Sat Nav: Cardiff Castle postcode is CF10 3RB.