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Castell Coch , Cardiff

Castell Coch

Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7JS

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Category: Places to visit, Cardiff

This late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle was built for the 3rd Marquess of Bute to a design by William Burges, and is lavishly decorated and furnished in the Victorian Gothic style, providing a Romantic vision of the Middle Ages.

Whilst this building is now chiefly known as a romantic folly, it was in fact built upon the remains of a genuine 13th century castle, probably founded by a Welsh lord in c1240-65. Castell Coch, or "Red Castle", takes its name from the sandstone which was used in its construction, and stands upon a platform commanding the gorge of the Taff.

Visit Castell Coch

1st April to 31st October 09:00 - 17:00 Daily. 1st November to 31st March 09:30 - 16:00 Monday to Saturday, 11:00 - 16:00 Sunday The standard opening hours will apply except between 4th January and 7th February 2010 inclusive. During this time the monument will be closed for essential conservation

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David Crowley - visited in November 2011 An enchanting place - full of beauty, mystique, wonderful architecture: a true fairy-tale castle in a superb setting.

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