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Castell Coch

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Well organized

Despite the scaffolding and renovations in progress, we had a very successful visit. The audio... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
York, United Kingdom
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Truly magical castle!

Nestled amongst the trees just a short while from the centre of Cardiff, this “fairytale” castle to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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Castle Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ValEqHK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Lamprey319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Kaelcl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Gift shop...More

1  Thank Lovefood090
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MrPotter02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating to view and learn the history. The scaffolding spoilt photographic opportunities but is understandable

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank rachann181
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Despite undergoing major restoration work due to water ingress, the atmosphere of Castell Coch was unspoiled. The audio guide (included in the ticket price) is excellent. It guided us effortlessly from one room to the next with a full description of the features of each...More

4  Thank J0hn_and_Nic
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Lesley D
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lesley just follow Swansea America instructions, it’s pretty spot on, if you haven’t got there yet enjoy it’s lovely
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Lucy D | Reviewed this property |
It's a perfect place to visit when it's raining and you don't want to be stuck at home.
John L
January 14, 2018|
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Response from goodysidno2 | Reviewed this property |
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