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Castell Coch

Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
44-292-081-0101
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Ranked #12 of 76 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We've been here several times now. The interiors are stunning, it's a great scale for children to enjoy and there are lovely walks through the surrounding woods.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not the biggest castle you will see but definitely one of the best, it is immaculately kept and is a beautiful castle in a lovely setting. Good fun for kids as well as adults.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A fascinating, charming folly nestling in the hills to the North of Cardiff easily accessible from the M4. Its massive grounds and reassuringly authentic feel transport you effortlessly into a land of knights and damsels.Would make a great setting for Games of Thrones, all atmosphere, fantasy and other worldly.strongly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful castle,like something from fairytale would liked to have stayed there! Nice grounds to go for a walk. Not too far from Cardiff

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a good but small castle on the outskirts of town. Driving there would be the easiest way to get there. It's worth a visit.

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Tarragona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a most beautiful castle. There is something magical about this place. It just takes me back in time and I can imagine the likes of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. With ladies in long gowns and tall pointed hats - I just loved it here

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited with family, and were very impressed. As my kids are massive Doctor Who fans, they wanted to visit the castle as it has been used as a location in several episodes. Well worth a visit. Top marks to the guy in the shop who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Who stories filmed there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Castle cafe is free to enter but you have to pay to walk around the castle. Beautiful countryside to walk or mountain biking is great.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Imagine money was no object and you could indulge your architectural fantasies. Castell Coch is what the Marquess of Bute and William Burges created in the late 1800s. Most of the castles in Wales are partly or totally in ruins, but this place is in tip top order. For a start, it's in a fabulous location with views over the... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had seen pictures of this place and had always wanted to visit. We were finally passing and dropped in despite the poor signs. Beautiful location in the middle of a forest adds to the atmosphere. It is actually a Victorian folly but done very well (at enormous expense). Shows the best of late Victorian decoration. Members of English Heritage... More

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