Cardiff's very own
Why locals love it
In North Cardiff, Castell Coch (Red Castle in English) sits in the rich Welsh hillside surrounded by towering trees. This exceptional piece of architecture peeks through the fairy tale forest on a platform commanding the gorge of the Taff.
Basically? It's beautiful. Mind-blowingly beautiful. And boy are the locals proud of it... you can see why.
Why you should visit it
If you're a fan of history and stunning sights, this is a must. It offers something totally different to its counterpart (Cardiff Castle): something more rural and of a totally unique design.
With an eerie 19th century Gothic exterior and a magnificent interior, it is built on the remains of a 13th century fortification: spectacularly spooky!
Rent a bike and cycle to the castle. It's a gorgeous (and popular) route full of exquisite natural sights. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!