Castell Coch

Castell Coch

Things to do Castell Coch review

Castell Coch, otherwise known as the ‘Red Castle’ is a fairytale castle located near Cardiff in South Wales. It rises up from the ancient beech woods of Fforest Fawr. It was once a plaything for the rich and powerful.

The great towers and unmistakable conical roofs only hint at the splendour within. The architect William Burgess didn’t hold back when he was designing the castle’s interiors. There are highly decorated interiors with rich furnishings making it a dazzling masterpiece of the Victorian era.

Beneath the mock-medieval trappings, you can still trace the impressive remains of a 13th-century castle. Once the Marquess of Bute and Gilbert de Clare had lavished huge sums of money on the castle they actually hardly spent any time there. It is today regularly voted by the public as their favourite building in Wales. There are a number of rooms you can see within the castle including bedrooms, the wonderful drawing room, the banqueting hall and more.

Castell Coch
Castell Coch
Castell Coch

FAQ and Further Information Castell Coch

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Historic castle with wonderful Victorian interior design within, it is a fairytale-type castle rising out of the forest. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adults are £8.70, children aged 5-17 £6.10 and under 5s are free, . Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

Castell Coch is open almost all year round. It is closed on the 24, 25, 26 December and 1–31 January. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

We have other ideas for days out near Cardiff with a handy map to find days out near a location. For another fun idea why not check out The Royal Mint Experience?

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