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The Animal Wall, Cardiff

#11 of 18 in Historic Sites in Cardiff
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Monument
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  • These charming animals are delightful and you can't help but love them, all different but adorable. Everytime I go to Cardiff I've got to go and see them. They are part of Cardiff heritage.  more »
  • This a truly lovely little 5 mins. The eyes make these animals different to normal stone animals. Recommend  more »
  • Very beautiful sculptures. The animals have personality and express emotions. The wall is beautiful
  • Fun and quirky sculptures depicting various exotic animals on the top of the wall, almost as if escaping from enclosures behind.. It dates from an initial design by William Burges in 1866 and. Its completion after his death in 1892. It was then in from of the south side of the castle but was moved to the Bute Park side in the 1920s with additional animals (those without the glass eyes). Now in good condition due to a recent restoration in 2010. By the castle end is a Cadw informant board with some old pictures and history. The rear of the sculptures and the place of the menagerie can clearly be seen by going though the gates at the other end into Bute Park.

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