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Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

4.5
#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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  • We were looking forward to visiting the tea room as we had not been there for years. We used to like visiting frequently. Yesterday, we visited but were told we had to pay the castle entrance fee to.....  more »
  • We were on a 50k bike ride & needed a boost..Too early in the afternoon for a pub stop in Tongwynlais, so pedalled up to Castell Coch. You can visit the tea room without paying the entrance fee to go....  more »
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  • A real fairy tale castle with a stunning interior which is well worth a visit. We listened to the audio tour which was informative and easy to use. Most of the rooms are accessible only via narrow stairways so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
  • Very interesting castle which looks small when you walk in but has lots of interesting rooms, some of which are stunning. The audio guides are helpful at bringing the place to life. £7.50 each to get in. Spent about two hours there. Roads are narrow and steep on the way to the castle. Tea Room is far too hot but served great food.
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