Castle Coch

I’ve always thought of Castle Coch as “my” castle. That fairytale-esque red keep that’s nestled amongst the trees and perched on the side of a “mountain” enchanted me as a kid. I used to pass by it every day on my way to school, and when I moved to Swansea for University spotting it from the M4 became a kind of homecoming ritual at the end of every term. So when my English other half (and the Sat Nav…) refers to it as *groan* “Castle Cock” (…and not because he can’t pronounce it!), well, I get a bit protective. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way, I’m pretty sure every Cardiff-born feels similarly and thinks of Castle Coch as their castle. 🙂

On Sunday, to celebrate Wales finishing top of their group in the Euros (GET IN), Cadw offered free entry into all their heritage sites, including Castle Coch.  So, this lady decided to go and visit her castle.

6 replies on “Castle Coch”

Stunning pictures!

I’ve never been myself but I’ve always loved it. It also fascinated me as a child and I have seen my daughters eyes light up when we see it too, which is a beautiful thing! I had to laugh at the whole castle Cock thing, I know exactly what you mean! It’s so annoying when people can’t say it, but then again, I also call it Castell Coch and not Castle coch because I grew up speaking welsh, it was always refered to as castell coch! Even reading Castle Coch is strange to me haha


I’ve lived just down the road from Castell Coch for over two years now and I still haven’t been!! I’ve walked nearby with the dog but couldn’t visit because he isn’t allowed in. Right, that’s it. It’s on my list for this summer. I need to finally see it from the inside inside of admiring it from the car! It’s beautiful!

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