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Castell Coch (Castle Coch) (The Red Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There was a 13th century castle on the site of the current building.

    Built / Designed For: 3rd Marquess of Bute

    House & Family History: Built as a hunting lodge, Castell Coch features 19th century paintings of Aesop's fables on the Drawing Room walls and is considered Burges's masterpiece.

  • Architect: William Burges

    Date: 1870s
    Designed: House

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1982 - TV movie, as exterior of Temple prison). "Wolf Hall" (2015 - BBC TV mini series).
  • Current Ownership Type: Cadw

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01222-810-101

    Website: http://www.cadw.gov.wales

    Historic Houses Member: No