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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Castell Coch

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Open Doors

Open Doors

Details

While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch (Red Castle) is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The Middle Ages fascinated the Victorians as much as the Victorians fascinate us today. High Gothic was the order of the day.

The ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges was given free rein by his paymaster, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle. He didn’t hold back. Dazzling ceilings, over-the-top furnishings and furniture were liberally applied.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm (Saturday only).

Prices

Free entry

Also at this Venue

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

02920 810101

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