Castell Coch

Cardiff’s Fairytale Castle

“The ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges was given free rein by his paymaster, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle. He didn’t hold back. Dazzling ceilings, over-the-top furnishings and furniture were liberally applied.”

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Information

Admission prices and up to date information can be found on Cadw’s website.

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Latest blog posts

Old black and white postcard featuring photo of Castell Coch Postcards from Tongwynlais – Part 12 - We’re returning to Castell Coch for this instalment of “Postcards from Tongwynlais“. This card has a stamp commemorating King George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935. The postmark is unclear but it looks like it’s dated 1935. You can see in the comparison below that very little has changed in the last 85 years. The safety ... more...
Wonky Cardiff by Jon Durrant - I recently stumbled across an image of Castell Coch that I instantly fell in love with. It turns out the artwork was produced by local artist Jon Durrant and is part of his Wonky Cardiff Project. I got in touch with Jon to purchase a print and to find out more about it. About Jon ... more...
Castell Coch Research Project screenshot Castell Coch Research Project - Cadw have launched a new project to crowdsource research about Castell Coch. Custodian Tim Parry explains, “We at Cadw would like to encourage proactivity whilst everyone is self-isolating. We are inviting local groups, communities and individuals – anybody who is interested, in fact – to come together and participate in a project about Castell Coch. ... more...

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History

Castell Coch 125 header

2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the completion of Castell Coch.

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