Cadw Celebrates 125 Years of Castell Coch


Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, have released a selection of iconic images to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the completion of Castell Coch.

The images have been released in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and span multiple decades, from the castle’s completion in 1891 up to the present day.

Aerial view of Castell Coch, 1947
Aerial view of Castell Coch, 1947 © RCAHMW (Crown Copyright)

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport said: “The collection of images celebrating Castell Coch’s 125th anniversary reveals a series of unfamiliar, historic and unique images of Castell Coch through the decades in a bid to celebrate a site which is greatly admired for its extraordinary Gothic design and historic appeal.

“The collection offers a history of the castle in photographs, bringing the site’s story across the decades to life to online audiences and potential visitors. This is a great way of celebrating the site’s 125 year milestone and I’m pleased that the Welsh Government and the Royal Commission has been able to present this collection for the public to enjoy.”

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