This is an architectural masterpiece located in the Welsh Mountains and truly a jewel of the UK.
Originally a Medieval castle this was rebuilt at great expense by Lord Bute and designed in a Gothic style. As with his other projects this has an incredible attention to detail. Read about the history here
The rooms are decorated with incredible luxury for the time and they still look stunning even today. There are several floors to explore including bed chamber, drawing room and library. You can even check out the cellar or dungeon.
You get a free audio tour with the ticket and it gives a lot of useful information. As you’d expect it is a great photo opportunity too.
Want to go?
M4 (Jct. 32), A470 then signposted.
2.5km/1.5mls Taffs Well, Cardiff-Taffs Well/Merthyr Tydfil/Aberdare/Treherbert route.
1km/0.6mls Tongwynlais, route No 26, Cardiff-Tongwynlais /Tredegar or route No 132 Cardiff-Tongwynlais-Mardy.
NCN Route No.8, Taff Trail.
Postcode CF15 7JS