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The nicest monument in Cardiff

The castle is worth a visit. If you have the chance to have diner inside, even better (only for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Luis M
Lisbon, Portugal
Fairytale Welsh Castle

Lovely trip to this Castle that we’ve always viewed from the motorway. We’ve always wanted to go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is worth a visit. If you have the chance to have diner inside, even better (only for events).

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely trip to this Castle that we’ve always viewed from the motorway. We’ve always wanted to go and it was really was stunning. Nestled in the trees, even the drive up was lush. We aren’t particularly interested in history but we’re huge interior design and...More

Thank Foodiequeenie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great value for money. A well looked after and maintained, cute little castle. A good way to kill a couple of hours as a family. The tea rooms are worth a visit too - had a good espresso and the Avocado & Courgette cake was...More

Thank avoandlime
Reviewed 5 days ago

Castle Coch is in a lovely tranquil countryside location with walks and cycle paths around the grounds. The castle looks more like one you may expect to see in Europe. A modern replica, (built on a whim!) has interesting architecture and furnishings along with elements...More

Thank Waallly
Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio guide will take you around in 1 to 2 hours but you need longer if you are going to examine the detail of the beautiful paintings & carvings of animals and birds that cover walls & ceilings. SOme of the original medieval castle...More

Thank M_c_morri
Reviewed 1 week ago

to get the full experience deffineitly would recomend the listening tour guide things, they have so much information on the castle and the family history! come in welsh and english devices.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been here, the last time being with my parents 37 years ago. The castle has a magical feel about it as It is set on a hill surrounded by woodland. It was lovingly restored by the marquis of...More

Thank HM654
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously a mini version of Cardiff Castle internally. Pretty Castle and surrounds of countryside. Quite small. A map to tell you where to start would have been helpful. It was a bit confusing to follow a route.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old castle that was revamped with fantastic decor in Victorian times. It’s high on a hill and can be seen from the motorway. We stopped to look at it and have a picnic on a trip to West Wales . There is a cafe...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small castle to see, and refurbished about a hundred years ago, but well done. The audio guide is included in the entry price and it makes the whole visit interesting. There was a lot of scaffolding around when we visited which detracted from the...More

Thank Wendy W
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Lesley D
3 June 2018|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lesley just follow Swansea America instructions, it’s pretty spot on, if you haven’t got there yet enjoy it’s lovely
2 April 2018|
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Response from Lucy D | Reviewed this property |
It's a perfect place to visit when it's raining and you don't want to be stuck at home.
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