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

As said before, Castell Coch's interior is very similar to the interior of Cardiff Castle. It is the same style: Many colours, a lot of gold leaf, subjects from different cultures and mythologies (especially the Catholic religion, fairytales and fables, and the Middle Ages). Yet, I liked the rooms in Castell Coch better, it seemed to me that they looked more harmonic and were not quite as overladen as the rooms in Cardiff Castle. I think everything was a little more subdued - not much, just a little bit, but it made a difference to me.

Besides the courtyard and balcony, you can discover the following rooms: The Banqueting Hall, the Drawing Room, and two bedrooms (one of the Marquess and one of Lady Bute). In addition, there is also the kitchen and the room of Lady Margaret, the eldest daughter of the family, as well as the Windlass Room that contains the big wind for the drawbridge and other technological devices.

The pictures in this tip show:

1. The ceiling of the Drawing Room, in my opinion the most beautiful room in the castle. The vaulted ceiling is decorated with painted butterflies and birds.
2. The Banqueting Hall which was created to be like Burges and Bute imagined a medieval hall.
3. The Banqueting Hall - one of the murals, depicting the story of St Lucius who is said to have brought Christianity to Britain and to have built the very first church in Llandaff.
4. Another view of the Drawing Room
5. A detail of the Drawing Room - a chimney piece depicting the Three Fates (infancy, adulthood and old age)

You can read more about the rooms in this travelogue about Castell Coch's Interior

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2012
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