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“Avoid the Welsh banquet”
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Cardiff Castle
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Owner description: Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.
Ipstones, United Kingdom
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“Avoid the Welsh banquet”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

During a business trip we had a Welsh Banquet in the castle.
The evening was designed to give international delegates a taste of Welsh fare. What it succeeded in doing was ensuring international visitors went away with a very poor perception of Wales, and was very counter productive. The staff sang traditional Welsh opera style songs to the accompaniment of a harp, and told stories and fables. This was fantastic. The food was quite the opposite, with a starter, soup and main course all totally tasteless and very poor. Main course for instance, was chicken breast with boiled potatoes and veg. Not what most people would buy in a restaurant. Dessert was shop bought rubbish, and the wine was similarly dire.
We didn't have a tour of the castle, so I am not commenting on that, but I would highly recommend avoiding the Welsh banquet, unless you wish to eat terrible food at £39 a head.

Visited March 2013
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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“Interesting visit”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The castle is well situated by the shopping centers and makes a good landmark. We were surprised it was individual entry prices and no family ticket. Interesting to visit, but a shame ordinary entry did not allow you to visit the clock tower.

Visited March 2013
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101 reviews
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“Great fun!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

This place was a nice surprise as we thought it would just be a tour around the perimeter wall with a few ruins. There is much more to see than that. The birds of prey were great, as were the stunning apartments. The audio tour included in the standard entry rate makes things good value. We spent a couple of hours there and fully enjoyed it.

Visited March 2013
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Good visit .... Quite expensive considering . Nice indoor rooms to see. The keep is awesome . The walk around the walls was nice . Great views . The firing line museum worth a visit too . Good history stuff .

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

felt for what you got it was expensive at the time of the visit half of the wall walk was shut with no explanation as to why out of all the staff we only came across 1 person who was friendly and she was french

Visited March 2013
Thank Stephen H
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