The Essential Cardiff Castle

Matthew Williams

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 551 2

    Size: 210 x 220 mm / 8.7 x 8.3 in.

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 48

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    Date published: August, 2008

    UK £5 /US $


  • Wonderful photography illustrates the castle’s stunning architecture
  • Features an engaging text that tells the caste’s fascinating story


Cardiff Castle is one of the most fascinating buildings in Britain. With a long history stretching back to the Roman invasion, the site you see today is at once a reconstructed Roman fort, an impressive Norman castle and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace, created for one of the world’s richest men. The Essential Cardiff Castle tells the story of this richly complex place and explores the powerful individual personalities who helped to determine its history. Stunning photography illuminates both the ancient and monumental architecture and its magical transformation in the late nineteenth century by the architect William Burges.

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