Castell Coch – The Red Castle – added to the 12 Pics Series here.
Castell Coch was essentially rebuilt by the Victorians. Some refer to it as a 19th Century revival castle. Others know it as a romantic ‘folly’ rebuilt around 1875 – 1891. It occupies the original 11th century grounds.
While called a castle it is very different in style to the more ‘classic’ designs found in Cardiff, Chepstow and Raglan.
There is parking available on site, a short walk from the main entrance. You will also find a gift shop and tea room in the castle while walks are available in the surrounding woods.
As with most castles, due to the towers, there are steep narrow steps. Access other than the court yard for buggies and wheelchairs would prove challenging.