Plate with illustrations of Castell Coch by Sue Shields

Illustrations of Castell Coch by Sue Shields

Cardiff illustrator Sue Shields produced a series of illustrations that were featured on Cadw gifts in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I purchased a beautiful plate recently and got in touch with Sue to find out how she got involved in this project. Tea Towel Sue sent me this image of a tea towel …

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Slice of cake and tea set in the Castell Coch tea room

The Castell Coch Tea Room

If you’ve visited Castell Coch recently, you may have seen the beautifully re-designed tea room. The transformation is part of a range of developments to enhance the visitor experience at Cardiff’s fairytale castle. Jane Ormsby Gore and Becky Wade of JR Design completed the work and Jane describes it as, “A balance of inspiration from the Victorian decoration of the …

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Castell Coch at sunset, 2013

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. …

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Three sculptures of parrot headed characters by Laura Ford in Castell Coch

Discovering the Squatters at Castell Coch

A collection of fantastical creatures have taken over the castle in a new exhibit at Castell Coch. The sculptures, by acclaimed artist Laura Ford, are presented by TEN. and Cadw. Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism opened the exhibit last week at a special preview event. Cat Gardiner, the curator of TEN. described working …

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