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Castell Coch

Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
44-292-081-0101
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Ranked #13 of 73 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

While not replete with history and battle lore this castle is very pleasant to explore. It's a 19th Century structure. The grounds and forest are ideal for picnics and hikes. Price is reasonable and half price for English Heritage members. Take a quick look and then kick on to Caerphilly Castle just a 20 minute drive away.

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Bridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely fairy tail castle. Not very big but interesting only took us about 1.5 hr to walk around & look in gift shop 9 year old enjoyed you get your own headset to listen to info. Only £5.50 so worth the money. Lovely picnic area but no outside seating so bring blanket. They could do with picnic tablets. Enjoyed... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Like something out of a story .... Picturesque beautiful lots of lovely views nice walks fantastic cafe if you fancy something to eat. You can get married there and it's been a location for Doctor Who what more can I say

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A bit small and expensive, but the setting is very pretty and the staff helpful. It is steep and a little difficult if you are disabled.Worth a visit.

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Wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So small as to only warrant a short visit. Not easily reached except by car. No facilities but interesting enough for a Castle enthusiast.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Stands proud peeping through the forest and can be seen for mikes. Very pretty castle. It is small but well worth a visit. It has been looked after and does host weddings in the vaulted rooms. Nice picnic area outside the gates. Parking is easy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Such a pretty castle in beautiful surroundings. Renovated I believe years ago as a weekend home for the Marquis of Bute who's main residence was Cardiff castle. Very interesting inside and has lovely views overlooking the River Taff. Quite a steep walk up to the entrance if one is on foot but well worth the climb. Set in a pretty... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

castell coch is a lovely castle , with lovely walks around its woodlands . a must see, is the three bears cave.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A castle that was built to be a family home. Not very big but beautiful grounds. The staff were nice and helpful and they have recently introduced an audio system which is very easy to use. I would recommend that you take advantage of the free audio system because it adds to the visit. Took my 11 year old granddaughter... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We cycled to Castle Coch along the Taff Trail and knew we couldn't stop for long, and so we ddecided not to go inside on this ocassion. But the exterior of the castle is breath-taking, and you are able to walk around the castle as well to see it from all angles. On a sunny day (as it was for... More

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