Castell Coch is a stunning, beautiful building with its towers overlooking the thick beech trees high on the slopes overlooking the valley of the river Taff, on the northern outskirts of Cardiff.
The current castle is High Victorian in style. It was commissioned in the 1870s by John, the third Marquess of Bute (1847-1900), who was incredibly rich. The architect was the eccentric genius, William Burges (1827-81). Since the two were entranced by the Middle Ages, they created an idealized and fantastic vision of the past that combined elements of the Gothic and the mythical.
However, it would be a mistake to see Castell Coch simply as a nineteenth century creation. Even as early as the end of the fourteenth century, an earth and wood castle stood here to control the Taff valley in the early days of the Norman invasion in eastern Wales.
Published 2016 / 8 pages / ISBN 978-1-8576-512-9
Size 150mm (w) x 210mm (h) Welsh language
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