Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Castell Coch

Well from the broken down ruins to a Victorian folly. In fact quite a bit of research was done and the exterior of the reconstructed castle is quite faithful to the original design. The only debateable point is the roofs.

Castell Coch is only just off the M4 motorway just north of Cardiff, perched on the side of a hill

An impressive entrance. The drawbridge and the portcullis actually work, but no chance of trying them out!


Chapel tower

The interior is a real folly, complete with loads of OTT decoration.

It was nice to pop in again for a visit.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Nice. Thanks for the photos.

-- Jeff

Phil Broeders said...

Coch means 'red' in Welsh. Just so you know! Nice photos by the way.

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent pics, If I didn't already know I'd have said its a German castle!!

Rodger said...

Awesome looking place.

Archduke Piccolo said...

What a great shack! Just the sort of dwelling place I'd like to live in. And wargame. 'Red Castle' is a name, by the way, like the sort of pile inhabited by one Baron Reginald Front-de-Boeuf. Named, not for the clour of its stone, or timber, or turret roofs; but for the deeds concealed therein.

But this is such a cheerful looking place...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Will
I had forgotten about Castell Coch;
stopped in for look at this castle back in 2003 while on a cycle tour.
Vancouver, Canada