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Castell Coch, Cardiff

(4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Castell Coch and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cardiff attractions using our Cardiff family vacation planner.
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  • Well appointed and maintained- definitely well worth the visit! The rooms are very well restored and you can almost feel the medieval spirit within the castle. Really enjoyed visiting. Don't be in a r...  more »
  • We visited on a rainy day when looking for something to do in the area and we are very glad we did. Easy to park and very reasonable entry fee. We didn't take up the (free) offer of using the headphon...  more »
  • I went to this castle and found it to be very fairy tale ish and a bit like a sleeping beauty castle Inside the castle there is a room that I have never seen before in my life with all animals all acr...  more »
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  • What a magical, romantic castle with turrets in a woodland setting. Wimples, knights on chargers are all that's missing! I spent a long time here and in the gift shop for some unique keepsakes and the little tea shop. Another to revisit next year along with Raglan Castle.
  • Beautifully reconstructed castle. Feels like your in a fairytale. Intricate decoration and sympathetic furnishings. Great view all the way to Cardiff Bay from the top!
  • Lovely fairytale castle. Good parking and tea room in site. Lots of spiral staircases to explore
  • Absolutely wonderful! It feels like a mediaeval castle should, even though it is much more recent. A great day out!
  • Beautifully quaint and well-maintained medieval castle, which was used as a vacation home for the Bute family. Stepping into the rooms truly evoke a magical feeling, as if entering an old, forgotten castle. The underground rooms (which are mostly bare walls) reflect the true unchanged state which they used to be, giving an overall sense of authenticity. Had a really lovely experience, especially since the grounds were rather quiet and not packed with tourists, affording one a leisurely exploration of the castle and its rich history.