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Castell Coch

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Castell Coch

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Boris M wrote a review Oct 2020
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My favourite South Wallian castle. Please call ahead, as they are not often open to the general public.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Joanna wrote a review Oct 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
I have only been to the tea room at Castell Coch, but if you are in the area then it is worth a visit as it is very cute! It is on the left as you enter the castle - if you don't want to visit the whole castle, you just say you want to go to the tea room and they will allow you in for free.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bluesky91 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom497 contributions48 helpful votes
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Our second visit to Castell Coch (Red Castle) - once would never be enough! The exterior is imposing and belies the exquisite, breathtaking interior. In 1875 the Marquess of Bute commissioned William Burges to undertake the complete rebuilding of the Castle, and the design of the interior in High Gothic style which is more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Some of the rooms are small and simple, others so full of beauty and colour that you could stay for hours in absolute awe. The Drawing Room is wonderful, full of murals depicting plants and animals, some from Aesop's Fables. I left feeling full of emotion for the sheer beauty of the place and in awe of the creative minds behind it. (At present, due to Covid and the lockdown of Cardiff, the Castle is closed. If Covid rules are still in place when the lockdown of Cardiff ends and the Castle reopens it will be bookable in advance, face coverings will be required, and a one-way system will still be in place, with numbers restricted in each area.)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dave Smith wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom169 contributions50 helpful votes
You can see this little gem of a building from the A470, as you approach, shame there’s not really any place to stop as it would make a great picture. On arrival ‘Tim’ checked our booking and provided details of the one way system in place. The first part of the castle was left largely un-decorated, and has been filled with information about the castle, it’s owner, architect etc. The second bit is lavishly decorated and is a sight to behold. There is an animation in the kitchen, projected onto the plates, showing what meals were prepared, then consumed, with a very satisfying ‘burp’ at the end. On our way out we chatted with Tim, his enthusiasm for the site was infectious, and led me to drill down into more detail about the castle. He also provided recommendations for other places to visit, as our trip to Caerphilly Castle was cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We did visit the place’s he mentioned and were not disappointed. Highly recommend a visit here.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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1250 wrote a review Sep 2020
Woodbridge, United Kingdom17 contributions21 helpful votes
Booked in the pandemic and when we arrived James on the gate checked the booking and explained where to park and where to access the castle, the lady on check-in said that there was a one way system to follow and was excellent with directions so we didn't miss anything. The castle was like it was taken from a fairy tale well worth going out of your way to visit, thank you
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Date of experience: September 2020
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