The Castell Coch Evening Tour

Castell Coch

Escape to the hills for an evening tour of this fairytale landmark!

Popularly known as "the fairytale castle", at night Castell Coch is even more of an escape to a different time and place.

Reaching upwards from its dark wooded hillside setting, its towers will be bathed in floodlight, while inside you will be guided through the floodlit courtyard to the ornate colourful rooms, their decor brought to life by the soft glow of the castle's subtle lighting.

Your group will have the castle all to yourselves.

Castle Coch Interior

Hear stories of this Victorian fantasy palace with turbulent medieval origins:

- those who fought over it in days of old;

- the man who discovered its ruins nearly 150 years ago;

- the feast of artistic and architectural detail created by genius eccentric architect William Burges;

- the colourful characters adorning its walls;

- the sad irony which marked its restoration.

Castell Coch





This event is for exclusive evening hire of the castle for private group tours only (subject to the availability of the venue).

The evening consists of a 90 minute tour of the ornate Victorian rooms of Castell Coch.

£20 per person subject to an overall minimum charge (this starts at £250 but will be higher for later evening tours, reflecting the cost of venue hire). A discount of up to 15% is available for groups larger than 15.

Maximum group size: 22 people.

We meet and begin our tour at the castle drawbridge. 

To enquire about availability please click  here.

To book a tour and pay the deposit please click here

Please note:  this tour is not recommended for people with mobility challenges as, regrettably, ascent and descent of steps and spiral staircases (with over 50 steps in some cases) is unavoidable.  
Getting there: The tour takes place at Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7JS.
By car: M4 (Junc 32), A470 north, then follow the sign-posts into Tongwynlais. Turn on to Mill Road/Castle Road at the Lewis Arms public house. Driveway entrance to Castle is approximately ¼ mile on your left
By bus: Regular services 26 and 132 to and from Cardiff City Centre. The nearest stop for Castell Coch is Tongwynlais (approx 20-25 minutes from Cardiff City Centre). You will need to walk approximately 1 mile to the castle along Mill Road/Castle Road following the signposts to the castle. Services are operated by Stagecoach. Click here for more details.

By bicycle: Castell Coch can be reached via the Taff Trail cycle route, and there are spaces for 6 bicycles at the castle. For more information on the Taff Trail please click here 

Click HERE for a map.