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.