Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

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Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

Also known as the Red Castle, the Castell Coch looks like it’s torn out from a chapter of CW’s TV series. Even with its loooong wordy history, it looks magnetic. Vivid Victorian inspired, as you can see in the photos. Makes you wonder how and why did the people during the middle ages chose to live in a fairytale castle. According to the Welsh locals, this is the inspiration for a Disney movie castle, and I’m pretty sure Walt is happy about it, yes?

Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

This 19th-century Gothic Revival Castle is built above a small village of Tongwynlais, which is in South Wales. The interiors are elaborately decorated, with specially designed furniture and fittings; the designs include extensive use of symbolism drawing on classical and legendary themes.

Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

The castle has three distinct circular towers that are not only fascinating, these towers are as old as history. The Keep, the Kitchen Tower and the Well Tower, along with the Hall Block, the Gatehouse and a shell wall with motte and beech woods everywhere. No wonder this place is popular for holding events such as halloween and even weddings.

Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See
Castell Coch in Wales: A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle You Need To See

Would you want to have a real life fairy tale wedding in a fairy tale castle such as this one?

Address: Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JS, United Kingdom
Hours: Daily 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

For invites, reviews, or collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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