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Castell Coch, Cardiff

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Castle Coch is a charming little castle with fabulously decorated interiors and is well worth a visit. The audio-guide is a must and really adds to the experience (although having it in languages othe...  more »
  • Interesting and informative. This castel is in a nice setting and well worth visiting. More for adults than children.  more »
  • Staff are very friendly and helpful and the included audio guide gives a nice amount of information and leads one through the castle in an organized way. The castle is rather small and is a 19th centu...  more »
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  • Lovely place. Ideal venue for dream weddings. Much history to be found. Excellent grounds for dog walking. Coaches can come here with plenty of space at the top for two or three coaches.
  • This was a really enjoyable side trip I took while visiting Cardiff. Perfectly maintained with lots to see and there is a recorded audio tour with your admission. Its also a great spot for a family with the only restriction being steep stairs in spots.
  • Fairytale castle on the outskirts of Cardiff. Plenty of parking space with lots of walking. Not a place to go to if you are looking for tea shops and shopping in general. This is for those interested in history, architecture, and the outdoors. The local trails are popular with runners but can be very hilly.
  • So fairy tale. Children will love it more than adults I think. Beautiful scenery & setting
  • Nice place to visit. Easily spent a couple of hours here. Probably not worth a long journey to visit. Staff are very friendly especially the retired rocker in the gift shop. Great bloke, welcoming and helpful \m/

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Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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