Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales

Castell Coch

Castell Coch

The man responsible for burying treasure in a subterranean passage allegedly haunts the castle. According to legend, eagles guard the treasure. There are also reports of a “venerable gentleman in full dress suit of the time of Charles I” being seen. He was reported during the eighteenth century in some of the rooms and in the grounds.


The castle is also supposedly haunted by a White Lady, searching for the body of her son she lost when he drowned in a pool nearby many centuries ago.


Pictured left is the entrance to Castell Coch courtesy of Hchc2009.


Castell Coch,

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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones; Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Tongwynlais is a village in the north of Cardiff, Wales, in the Taff Valley.

Tongwynlais is located near Junction 32 of the M4 motorway, west to Bridgend and east to Newport, and the A470 trunk road, south to Cardiff and north to Pontypridd. It is situated 5 miles north of Cardiff city centre and 7 miles south of Pontypridd.

Pictured is the Scott Memorial in Roath Park courtesy of Rob Burke. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.