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Castell Coch

Emerging from the steeply wooded slopes of south Wales, with its round towers and silver grey conical roofs, Castell Coch, (Red Castle) is a perfect fairytale castle.

It was designed and built for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges in the late 19th century on medieval remains, and is lavishly decorated and furnished in the Victorian Gothic style.

See the site exhibition and take the audio tour, which provides a fascinating history of this unique place. Facilities at Castle Coch include parking, toilets, a cafe and gift shop.

Castell Coch Address:
Castle Road
Tongwynlais
Cardiff
CF15 7JQ
Wales, UK

Castell Coch Opening Times:
Spring
1st April 07 to 31st May 07, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Summer
1st June 07 to 30th September 07, 9.30am – 6.00pm

Autumn
1st October 07 to 31st 10th 07, 9.30am – 5.00pm

Winter
1st November 07 to 20th March 08: 9.30 am- 4.00 pm Monday to Saturday, 11.00 - 16.00 Sunday.

Closed for conservation work 7th January 08 – 8th February 08
Most sites are closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Full details are available from Cadw Site Operations Unit, +44 (0)1443 336000
Last admission to all sites is thirty minutes before closing

Castell Coch Admission:
Adult £3.50
Concession £3.00
Family £10.00

T  +44 (0)292 0810101
 
 

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