Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Fairy Tale Castle

Everyone probably has an idea what a fairytale castle is supposed to look like - turrets, high conical towers, a drawbridge, spiral staircases, a romantic hilltop  setting in the woods.

Wales has one - it's Castell Coch (which means red castle) It's a Victorian folly, build on the location and partial ruin of a very much older structure, just outside Cardiff.

I visited it for the first time recently. And of course, took pictures.

The way through the woods

The first view

Close up of the tower
Fairytale towers from inside the keep


  1. My usual view of it is from the motorway - but it's still an alluring sight.

    1. Yes - it's always a shock when you suddenly notice it from the road!