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ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL: A 90 minute personal tour of the fairytale castle brought to you by "Cardiff History and Hauntings". Hear tales outside of its mysterious medieval beginnings, with clues of life here when Welsh and English fought for this...more
Castle Road | Castle Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales
+44 7538 878609
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

What an amazing little fairytale castle this is! Magical, picturesque, quirky and full of atmosphere. There is nothing ordinary about Castell Coch, and it's easy to see why it's been chosen as a film set for series such as Merlin and Dr Who. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PatriciaG147
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Although it was written on the website, we were focused on the hours of operation so didn’t realize the castle was closed to visitors. The very narrow, winding road to the castle was eerily like a road you’d encounter in a fairy tale. We parked...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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JimCardiffresident, Owner at The Castell Coch Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Dawn You have posted this review to the wrong address. The Castell Coch Tour is operated by a private enterprise which is nothing to do with the Government body operating Castell Coch but which hires the castle for tours offering a deeper insight into...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

The visit was a private, guided tour, a present from our daughter. James our guide was extremely knowledgeable, and also very passionate about the castle. He gave us a great deal of historical detail, and very cleverly linked this in with the features of the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank KeithCowbridge
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We had an excellent (and very knowledgeable - thanks Jim) tour with some overseas visitors. It was fascinating with a colourful history, even for us locals. A very unique place, even in a country full of castles.

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank MattAPayne
Reviewed 30 June 2013

An excellent and informative tour given by Jim Cowan. Jim's expert and detailed knowledge of the castle, it's history and the stories of the families and individuals helped bring the whole experience to life. Besides the tour, Jim ensured that as first time visitors to...More

Date of experience: June 2013
5  Thank Tony F
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I have been the castle several times but this past year decided to contact Jim Cowan for a guided tour. I was so pleased that I did. Jim's extensive knowledge and obvious for the place was apparent immediately. I cannot praise him enough for bringing...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank ScottishDreamTours
Reviewed 22 May 2012

My Mother-in-law had always wanted to visit Castell Coch so we booked this tour as part of her 70th birthday gift of a weekend visit to Wales. I was so impressed by Jim on my initial enquiries that I booked the Castell Coch private tour...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank DorsetPetal
Reviewed 15 May 2012

After taking Jim's ghost tour and Cardiff walking tour, we found out he also does tours for the unique Castell Coch, so of course we booked it! (At this point, he cheerfully joked we were like his groupies, and really, if we could have taken...More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank lalahb
Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

I'm so glad I found the details of this tour on the web as it was wonderful. Jim Cowan, the guide, has so much history and knowledge of not only Castell Coch but the surrounding area. This tour ties in so well with a visit...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

As a family we had often visited Castell Coch with our small children, had a fine time and learned little - we knew it was a fantastic Victorian attempt to recreate a mediaeval castle, but little more. Fifteen or so years later we decided to...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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