SOUTH WALES - Cardiff , Wales, CF10 3RB
Phone: (+44) 029 2087 8100
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. During 2000 years of history, the Castle has been a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold and in Victorian times was transformed into a Gothic fairy tale fantasy.
Some individuals scoff at Cardiff's castle, claiming it is not a true castle, that it is of too recent construction to be taken seriously. These people are woefully misguided, for Cardiff Castle is indeed an authentic castle. It is actually the combined work of more than one building period, the masonry remains of which are clearly visible in the structure. One's initial impression of the castle is sudden, based upon Victorian-age renovations. Hallmarked by the ornate Clock Tower, splendid in its own right but oftentimes downplayed as unauthentic, the exterior of the castle has been greatly redesigned to fit the fantasies of two remarkable 19th century medievalists: the 3rd Marquess of Bute, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, and his whimsical architect, William Burgess.
The machine here is operated by Penny Press and is a MK1V from PennyPressFactory.The machine is located in the Castle shop.
Machine and penny design details:
Each penny costs £1 and each design has a solid ring border and has Cardiff Castle...Castell Caerdydd.. in text.
1) ... Welsh Dragon Symbol
2) ... Cardiff Castle image (Norman Mound)
3) ... Cardiff Castle (Victorian building)
4) ... Knight on horse.
Machine details updated by David Miller, ukpennies.co.uk
7/13/16: Machine still active. In gift shop, supposed to pay £9.70 entry first for the castle but explain why you're there, and they should let you in.