"St. Fagan's Castle" Cardiff Things to Do Tip by SabrinaSummerville

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St. Fagan's is the name of a very pretty village in Cardiff, and it is also the name of the Castle that stands proud in the middle of it all.

The original house was built in the late 1500's on the grounds of a derilict medieval castle, although some of the original medieval walls still remain and enclose the present castle.

Interestingly, it was originally built by a lawyer and ti is only in the 18th century that the house fell into the hands of the Windsor Family, the Earls of Plymouth. They have since donated the house plus 100 acres of land to the Welsh National Museum.

I toured the main public rooms of the house and to me it appears more as a very grand house than a castle. You can still get a feel of what it must have been like to live here.

In addition to exploring the building itself, you can also tour the splended grounds and the waterways in the gardens to th rear of the building. I was rather surprised to discover that there was no cover charge or entrance fee of any kind.

Address: St. Fagan's, Cardiff, S. Wales.

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  • Written May 3, 2009
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