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"Castell Coch (Red Castle)" Castell Coch - Daytrip Tip by aukahkay

Castell Coch - Daytrip, Cardiff: 10 reviews and 27 photos

  Castell Coch
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  • Inner Ward of Castell Coch - Cardiff
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  • Interior of Castell Coch - Cardiff
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Castell Coch (Red Castle) is a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built on the remains of a genuine 13th-century fortification. It is situated on a hillside near the village of Tongwynlais, in the north of Cardiff in Wales.

In 1871, when John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, ordered the site to be cleared of vegetation and debris while his architect, William Burges, drew up plans for a full reconstruction. Burges and the Marquess had been working for over three years on the rebuilding of Cardiff Castle The aim at Castell Coch was to achieve another Gothic Revival masterpiece in the appropriate thirteenth-century style.

Address: Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7JS
Directions: Off A470, 5m NW of Cardiff. Take a bus 26 for Tongwynlais from downtown Cardiff. The walk up from the bus stop is quite steep though.
Phone: +44 (0)29 2081 0101

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 7, 2009
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