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New Site for Castell Coch Launched

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I’ve been writing about, photographing and collecting Castell Coch memorabilia for many years now. Over the last few months, I’ve built a brand new site dedicated to this local landmark. is a collection of memorabilia, stories and images inspired by Cardiff’s fairytale castle. I’m going to continue writing about Tongwynlais on this site. There … more…

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…