The Red Castle

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Built on the site of ancient foundations Castell Coch also known, as Red Castle is relatively modern building, built in the 1870s. The Middle Ages fascinated the Victorians. High Gothic was the in fashion when Catlell Coch was built. Built by William Burges for, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd marques of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the splendour of his main residence, Cardiff Castle. Burges didn’t hold back. Dazzling ceilings, some would say over-the-top furnishings and furniture. This castle set on a wooded hillside if painted pink would be straight out of Disney Land.

(Although I am gland it not pink!).

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one of the bedrooms

one of the bedrooms

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1st class castle for a wet day

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Coity Castle

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The castle dates back to a 11th century ringworks, the Normans added a rectangular stone keep and the main curtain wall the in the 12th century, under the de Turberville family. During the 16th century Coity Castle, was owned by the Gamage family, underwent a complete remodelling of the living quarters, including the addition of a storey, new windows and chimney stacks.