Since forever I’ve longed to take George and Molly to Castle Coch. We’ve been in the area many times, to visit Fforest Fawr or Mountain Ranch, but never the famous castle. So, last month I arranged a home education day trip for George, Molly and excited little old me!
Don’t get me wrong, George and Molly were excited too, but George was more interested in being ‘in charge’ of the trip since he’d visited it once before when he was in school. I had no issues with this because I find it hard enough to navigate around our home!

So off we went on a sunny day in March, to visit Castell Coch…

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It’s so beautiful as you approach, and it has a sort of sweet charm because it’s not a huge overbearing castle compared to some we’ve visited…

Since forever I’ve longed to take George and Molly to Castle Coch. We’ve been in the area many times, to visit Fforest Fawr or Mountain Ranch, but never the famous castle. So, last month I arranged a home education day trip for George, Molly and excited little old me!
Don’t get me wrong, George and Molly were excited too, but George was more interested in being ‘in charge’ of the trip since he’d visited it once before when he was in school. I had no issues with this because I find it hard enough to navigate around our home!

So off we went on a sunny day in March, to visit Castell Coch…

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It’s so beautiful as you approach, and it has a sort of sweet charm because it’s not a huge overbearing castle compared to some we’ve visited…

It’s a perfect castle to explore together as a family, from the dungeon to the chapel, it was all so fascinating. We were really creeped-out in the dungeon, so we didn’t stay long, but it gave you a good idea of how horrid it would have been to have been trapped down there.
We also went to the little interactive area, where you can build a castle with the model using corresponding colours and numbers. We had a go at creating pictures with the stencils provided to create the patterns found upon the wallpaper in certain rooms of the castle.
The chapel contains stained-glass windows, and they were absolutely beautiful!

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We had a fantastic day out, it was educational, thought-provoking and utterly beautiful.

Have you been to Castell Coch? What was your favourite part?

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