Cardiff Castle

Only a hundred or so years old, Cardiff Castle is a largely Victorian building, designed and decorated in a kind of neo romantic mediaeval style. It was commissioned by the Marquis of Bute, who was possibly the richest man in the world at the time, and executed by William Burges, an eccentric architect and designer. Absolutely bonkers inside, no space is left undecorated. Despite all the work the Marquis of Bute rarely stayed there and ended up giving it to the people of Cardiff when his financial fortunes changed.

ETA: Click to see the full set on the excellent We Are Cardiff blog.



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