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Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

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#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Cardiff
William Burges' architectural magnum opus, Castell Coch, or Red Castle, is a dream world built by a patron and his favorite architect. Tour the rooms and take note of the ornate detail, vibrant color, and gilded workmanship that came to define the Victorian age. The castle was only lived in briefly by Lady Margaret Crichton-Stuart and, as such, has kept most of the original design intact. A visit to Castell Coch represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cardiff driving holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Amazing castle,very unusual and a great story relating to the castle,in a beautiful area, which can be explored if you are feeling energetic,  more »
  • Castell Coch is an amazing place, set half way up a hillside just outside Cardiff. Its perfect for photographers, both inside and out, and a great place to spend a couple of hours. Some areas would be...  more »
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  • Stunning fairy tale castle built by a Scottish laird on the ruins of a Welsh castle at the end of the nineteenth century and decorated by an Englishman. Still, this joint effort produced one of the prettiest castles anywhere, well worth a visit.
  • First visit here. Lovely building with walks through surrounding woodland. The rooms have amazing decorations, really impressive. Small gift shop, cafe, and toilets. Lots of steps to the upstairs rooms via spiral stone stairs. There is a viewing screen for visitors who cannot negotiate the stairs.
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