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Castell Coch

Address: Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
Phone Number: 44-292-081-0101
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Ranked #13 of 178 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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S W Wales
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

From the outside, as you approach, this just looks like your ideal fairytale castle and it doesn't disappoint when you get up close and inside either. Set in mature woodland the long uphill driveway (to reach the car park - don't worry, you don't have to walk there) teases you until you're almost on top of it. The setting is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit. No fuss, easy to get around, free audio tour, all staff were great..... Would recommend it but don't follow the post code on your sat nav !!!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visit the castle where they filmed Nightmare in Silver, Vampires of Venice and Journey's End. It looked like a small folly that would take 10 minutes to get through, but with the audio guide it lasted about an hour. The bad parts were: 1. Badly signposted from the road - initially we drove past it. 2. The cafe is underwhelming... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We first visited when on holiday from the North of England many years ago.We moved to Cardiff in 1976 and live 10 minutes drive away.We have visited the castle dozens of times with friends from the UK, overseas as well as with our own kids and grandkids. We never tire of going to Castell Coch.The kids just love it and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a unique experience. Take the audio guide and explore every nook and cranny of this unusual castle. Most other castles are ruins but this has been fantastically restored and decorated in a fascinating way. Be prepared to climb up and down spiral staircases to view quaint rooms and imaginative decorations. The tea room was a bit disappointing, however,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Originally the bute family hunting lodge.German style building,good parking,lots to see inside.Well sign posted another trip for all ages.Some nice small pubs to eat at in surrounding area.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently re-christened by Chinese businessmen, the castle has been seen in TV and films. It's a short tour - you may appreciate it more if you do Cardiff Castle first. The Marquis of Bute's out-of-town retreat.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff are very polite and the castle itself has been well maintained. The rooms are beautifully decorated and you will want to take photos. They have an electronic guide you can take around with you. he castle is small and takes less than an hour to get around (including stopping to take photos). There's a small gift shop with... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

down side was very small dinning area, a little wait for a table with lots of customers and staff shunting back and for but this adds to the experiance of the building, a well thought of dinning area giving quaint appeal to the experiance the menu typical limited tea rooms type but most of the menu appeared to be local... More 

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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful little castle hidden in the trees. £3 entrance fee which I feel is quite reasonable. Beautiful views and rooms with great outdoor area for picnics.

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