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Castell Coch

Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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Nostalgic visit

A very nostalgic visit to this castle which is on the road from Cardiff to the valley areas of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rapunzel tower it is!

Fabulous day, loved it, nowhere much to eat though, needs a cafe for family visit! Take food and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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The beautiful fabled home of a very wealthy man. While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch (Red Castle) is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The Middle Ages fascinated the Victorians as much as the Victorians fascinate us today. High Gothic was the order of the day. The ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges was given free rein by his paymaster, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle. He didn’t hold back. Dazzling ceilings, over-the-top furnishings and furniture were liberally applied.
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Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nostalgic visit to this castle which is on the road from Cardiff to the valley areas of south Wales. After emigrating from South Africa our son got married at this venue several years ago and the facilities are excellent and picturesque for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous day, loved it, nowhere much to eat though, needs a cafe for family visit! Take food and drinks , its a long walk up to it

Thank littlemisspin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks great from the outside, but it was not worth the money we paid to get in. Basically a history of greedy aristocrats. Although, they did have a good headphone system for the tour.

Thank Merglyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here on the Taf Trail from Cardiff, and really enjoyed the castle so much! It is really well maintained, has absolutely beautiful wall decorations, and the audio-guide is very detailed and thorough. They have a great set-up there and you see so much...More

Thank Katya-tjie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother got married here fantastic venue. The décor is stunning and staff were really helpful and great knowledge

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the local bus from Cardiff to visit this charming castle on a rainy October day. The castle was easy to find and only a short(ish) walk from the bus stop. There were quite a lot of stairs, so if you have troubles walking,...More

Thank 231eijap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a fabulous surprise, was taken up to castell coch, just takes your breath away, we were running late and could not get in, we will be returning in the spring so we can get to visit inside.

Thank lancemurray
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Went here when it was snowing so it was really scenic and it had a forest walk around it too to burn off the nice cake in the tea shop. A small castle but still worth a wander. Has many twisty steps to climb. Interesting...More

Thank Alexis T
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Seeing the castle from the road below we were intrigued and decided to visit. It had been raining and it was a busy day and the car park was full and people were parked in all sorts of places in the car park. We were...More

Thank Strat4ds
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I have brought a few of my international friends here, and they are amazed with the castles age and beauty. friends from USA and South Africa spent a good few hours exploring the many hidden rooms. beware of the dungeon though! if your in the...More

1  Thank matandsabs
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John L
15 January 2018|
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Response from AndrewPritch | Reviewed this property |
you would have to contact them direct sorry i cannot help you any further than that
28 May 2017|
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
gravel, but there is I think tarmac areas for the disabled up by the castle itself which you may be able to use
25 May 2017|
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Admission costs Adult - £6.50 Family - £19.30* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20 Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 All children under 5 receive free... More