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Castell Coch

Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
44-292-081-0101
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Ranked #10 of 80 Attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Hertfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

£5.50 for an adult, I expected more. It was a pretty building but it feels a mockery, an imitation. The word fairytale is written on many of the information boards and hence the word has been placed into people's minds for their reviews.

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

"Average" is definitely not the correct word although I gave the Castell 3* only. This is a fantasy creation only very loosely based on the ruins of an actual medieval castle that has existed at the spot. I personally prefer a more authentic atmosphere. Having said that I stress the lack of authenticity is definitely nothing like "plastic and bubblegum",... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Not a true "castle" in the sense that it was build to live in, not be defended, but it has lots of really neat nooks and crannies, and lots of history. Amazing walls - painted but look like wallpaper, amazing talent. Definitely worth a stop.

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Wellington, Somerset
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful little castle with Burges' eccentric decoration beautifully preserved and displayed. Came here the same day as I visited Cardiff Castle for a full Victorian Gothic overload - brilliant. Burges was a genius. Beware lots of narrow, stone spiral staircases but if you can cope with those its well worth a visit - a unique building. The only downside for... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Perched above Jn 32 on the M4, this little castle is a thing of beauty inside. Five minutes from the M4, it well worth a visit, on the site of a middle ages fort this nineteenth century creation is wonderfully decorated inside.

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monmouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

great little trip, spent about 2 hours there. tea room and shop. almost like looking inside someones house - i could live there!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Well worth a visit. Very compact, but lots of stairs. Fantastic views across Cardiff from the upper rooms. Could combine a visit with a walk through the surrounding forests, maybe stopping off at the Black Cock Inn for food and drink. Looks lovely floodlit at night - magical!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It looks just like a fairy castle set up high amount the trees. A tour around the rooms well worth a visit. lovely place to visit

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Restored by one of the family responsible for Cardiff Castle and using the same architect/decorator this is more than just a hint of Cardiff but it is a quick one to tour (once you find it - don't miss the diversion into the right lane after going all the way around the roundabout). Not nearly as impressive as Cardiff Castle,... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is what my kids used to call it, when we passed along the motorway. It is a triumph of a Gothic reconstruction by the brilliant William Burges - well worth visiting

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