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The beautiful fabled home of a very wealthy man. While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch (Red Castle) is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The Middle Ages fascinated the...more
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Despite the scaffolding and renovations in progress, we had a very successful visit. The audio guide really was helpful and interesting. Just the right amount of information- you could choose to have extra information on the history or press button C for directions to the...More
Nestled amongst the trees just a short while from the centre of Cardiff, this “fairytale” castle to me is more gothic. I’ve always imagined it would be a great location for a production of Dracula! But what do I know? 100% worth making a detour...More
Even with the scaffolding, and drizzle, this is a beautiful place to visit. We enjoyed the audio guides which gave just the right information. It doesn't take too long to see everything but make sure you don't miss a corridor or staircase as you wander...More
Amazing few hours here, after a few initial technical difficulties (on our part not the trail) the children managed to have a great time finding all the fairies. Seems like a huge amount of thought had gone into the trail and it gave them loads...More
The ultimate fairy-tale castle, and possibly the most romantic castle in Wales (even when it is currently undergoing repairs), Castell Coch is another collaboration between the 3rd Marquis of Bute and William Burgess (Cardiff Castle being the other notable example).
Castell Coch (Welsh for Red...More
Absoulutley love coming here, good prices to get in. Lots of rooms to see with loads of attention to detail on decorating and furniture. You can really imagine what it would be like to live here oh how the other half live eh.
This is a castle not to miss. It's not your typical old castle. It's a much newer castle that was build to show wealth to guests. They have an excellent free self guided audio tour. The players are available in the gift shop. And their...More
Found Castell Coch while looking for something to do in the area. It was a stormy day and this was a good choice of shelter as most areas of the castle are indoors and covered! There was a good welcome from the staff at the...More
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At certain times of the year the tea room offers cream teas. - a scone, clotted cream, butter and Welsh jam, with a hot drink of choice, for £5.50. Hhowever the menu is subject to seasonal variations, so it is worth a phone... More
At certain times of the year the tea room offers cream teas. - a scone, clotted cream, butter and Welsh jam, with a hot drink of choice, for £5.50. Hhowever the menu is subject to seasonal variations, so it is worth a phone call before visiting to find out what is likely to be available, and at what cost. At the moment there are cream teas, but also very reasonably priced soup with bread and butter, sandwiches, panini and toastier.