Castell Coch is a nineteenth-century Gothic Revival castle constructed above the village of Tongwynlais in South of Wales. The first fortress at this location was built in 1081 by the Normans, to defend the town of Cardiff, also have control over the route along the Taff Gorge, however this fort was abandoned shortly afterwards.
The castle was built in the 1870’s for the 3rd Marquess of Bute by William Burgess, on a already built foundation of a 13th century castle.
The castle has two eastern towers, with a square gatehouse in between them as a gate entrance, The curtain wall additionally thickened at the second building duration and now has two fighting galleries, a series of embrasures at courtyard level, and a roofed over wall stroll open to the courtroom at the internal side.
The chambers within the castle look like a fairy tale, even the outer look of the castle looks something out of the movies.
The Banqueting Hall
The Banqueting Hall is 20 by 30 ft with a 35ft ceiling, which covers the first floor of the building.
The Drawing Room
The octagonal Drawing Room occupies the first and second floors of the Keep.
Lord Bute’s Bedroom
The bedroom contains an ornately carved fireplace, Doors lead off the room to an internal balcony overlooking the courtyard and to the bretache over the gate arch.
Lady Bute’s Bedroom
The room is circular, with the window embrasures forming a sequence of arches around the outside.It is richly decorated, with love as the theme, displaying carved monkeys, nesting birds and pomegranates, images taken from 15th-century manuscripts
The Windlass Room, or Winch Room
It contains a working mechanism for operating the drawbridge and the portcullis
Built: Original castle in the 11th–13th centuries However it was Rebuilt in the 1875–1891
Architect: William Burges
Facilities: Restaurant, Wheel chair Access, Disabled Toilets Available, Near by Parking
Address: ongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JS