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Castell Coch

Castell Coch,Cardiff Information
Castell Coch, on the outskirts of Cardiff, is the ultimate fairytale castle. Its conical towers and needle-sharp turrets peek out from a wooded slope, presenting a vision more in tune with the Bavarian countryside or the pages of Sleeping Beauty than a Welsh hillside. It is a romantic fantasy, a late 19th century creation inspired by the spirit of the Victorian Age. It was conceived by architect William Burges for his patron, the marquis of Bute, as a companion piece to his main home at Cardiff Castle. While the exterior (complete with working portcullis and drawbridge) faithfully echoes the look of a medieval castle, within the walls the exuberant spirit of the Victorian Age takes over completely.
Castell Coch,Cardiff Address
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Castell Coch
Tongwynlais
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
Wales
CF15 7JQ
Map and Directions
Castell Coch,Cardiff Telephone No.
029 2081 0101
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  • Cadw Welsh Preservation
  • Gift Shop Or Shop
  • Holds Special Events