Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 4

Postcard featuring Castell Coch

This instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais” features a photo of Castell Coch from renowned publisher Valentine & Sons Ltd. Valentine’s was established in 1851 by Mr James Valentine (1814 – 1879). After James’ death his two sons, George Dobson and William Dobson took over the company. They made lots of products but in the late … more…

Behind the Scenes Tour of Castell Coch

Castell Coch with scaffolding

Would you like to take a behind the scenes tour of Castell Coch? Cadw have just published details of eight tours starting from October 12th until November 30th. The following information is from Cadw: Cadw are offering its members an exclusive opportunity to see the crucial conservation work being carried out at Castell Coch this … more…

Castell Coch Closing for Conservation Work

Castell Coch closing for conservation work header

Cadw is closing Castell Coch to carry out essential conservation work. Follow @mytongwynlais Water has been seeping into the castle and damaging William Burges’ ornate Victorian interiors. Efforts to fix the problem over the years have proved unsuccessful and further investigation was required. Drones were used to discover that the leaks are caused by tiny … more…