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Castell Coch

Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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If you are looking for romance and the home of Welsh Dragons,, this is it

Small and well kept castle. If you have mobility issues then this may not be the place for you due... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
Portland, Oregon
Very disappointed. We were turned away.

My friend and I have always been regular visitors to the tea room at Castell Coch, buying copious... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Road | Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 29 2081 0101
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Small and well kept castle. If you have mobility issues then this may not be the place for you due to steps needed to climb to visit differing rooms. Interior decor is stunning. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly- Cadw property. Would I recommend? Yes,...More

Thank arwrtawel
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

My friend and I have always been regular visitors to the tea room at Castell Coch, buying copious amounts of coffees, teas and cakes over the years. The tea room shut for a while, but has now reopened. However we went there today and were...More

1  Thank Jp985
Cadw_Wales, Public Relations Manager at Castell Coch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

We're sorry that your trip didn't turn out as planned. Unfortunately we don't actually have a cafe at Castell Coch, only a hot drinks vending machine and some packaged snacks. These are situated in the area that used the house the cafe, which may have...More

Reviewed 21 August 2015

This really looks like a fairy castle - inside and out - with pictures of Aesops Fables along the walls interiors and lots of little nooks and crannies - well worth the £5 entry fee

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Visited here after passing in the car so many times. What a surprise, great history and beautifully restored. Just over £5 to get in. Afterwards take your pick of three footpaths of various distances going through well kept woodland. Highly recommended for adults and children,...More

1  Thank RobH549
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Brilliant castle - some of the rooms had fantastic interiors - a very interested tape tour but there are a lot of steps - also good to see waymarked walks in the grounds

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Visited for the first time in ages ... They now have audio guides ... So much better ... Good to see the tea room open ... Worth a visit by young and old alike

Thank Sandiheidi
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Very interesting site with a long history beneath the surface. Its only a small site and doesn't take much time to get around, however there is a lot to see in each room. I found the audio guide to be excellent. It pointed out areas...More

Thank Pauliedm81
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Tucked away behind a small town this magical place can be hard to miss. Wow what a great place! Ive been with and without the children and have had a fab time. Doesn't take that long to see everything, maybe and hour or two, but...More

1  Thank Bex C
Reviewed 12 August 2015

An amazing place to visit. It was fab just like a fairy tale castle. Def worth the visit. Great history and great grounds to explore.

1  Thank gstewart4u
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went on a House Tour as well as the Castle Tour, very enjoyable and informative. Going to the top is awesome, although it could be challenging as it is very high

1  Thank Willemine D
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
gravel, but there is I think tarmac areas for the disabled up by the castle itself which you may be able to use
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Admission costs Adult - £6.50 Family - £19.30* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20 Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 All children under 5 receive free... More
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Response from Roamingjay_Snowy | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow a couple of hours to take in a wander around with the audio guide and a drink in the café. But if you want to just tear through it an hour. There's some walks around the castle too so if you want to kill time you... More