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image for Castle item typeCastell Coch

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £4.20-£6.50

Castell Coch - Cadw

Castell Coch - Cadw

Details

Castell Coch, on the ouskirts of Cardiff, is the ultimate fairytale castle. Its conical towers and needle-sharp turrets peek out from a wooded slope, presenting a vision more in tune with the Bavarian countryside.

It was conceived by architect William Burges for his patron, the marquis of Bute, as a companion piece to the marquis's main home at Cardiff Castle. Lord Bute, who owned Cardiff's booming docklands and was reputedly the wealthiest man in the world, gave William Burges free rein to create a Victorian dream of the Middle Ages.

Burges died suddenly in 1881 before his work was finished. Completed by colleagues, Castell Coch remains faithful to a unique vision which, although undeniably extravagant, was underpinned by a profound knowledge of medieval architecture.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

2 - 27 January 2017 Closed
28 January - 28 February 2017 Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.
1 March - 30 June 2017 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 July - 31 August 2017 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices valid until March 2018
Adult - £6.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £19.30
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20
Children under 5 - Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 28 - Tue 29 Aug Join the Ruby Circus!
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Thu 26 - Sat 28 Oct Halloween Nights
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec A Very Victorian Christmas

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Castle Hill,
Tongwynlais,
Cardiff,
CF15 7JS

Location

Directions

Plan route to Castell Coch using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 130826  Lat: 51.53557 Long: -3.25571

M4 Junction 32 & A470 north towards Merthyr Tydfil; follow signs for the Castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Taff's Well station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired