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Architecture of Wales

09 June 2009

1820-45 – Penrhyn Castle, Wales

Architect: Thomas Hopper Originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a...

09 June 2009

2004 – Wales Millennium Center, Cardiff

Architect: Percy Thomas Partnership Opened in November 2004, the Wales Millennium Center has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance and musicals. The building comprises two theatres, shops, bars and restaurants, and seven resident...

09 June 2009

1999 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Architects: HOK + LOBB Partnership The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. It has a capacity of 74,500. The centrepiece of the...

09 June 2009

1909 – Cardiff University

Architect: W.D. Caroe Building work commenced in 1905 and was completed in many stages, the first in 1909, ending in the completion of the south wing in 1960. Architect W.D. Caroe sought to...

09 June 2009

1870s – Castell Coch, Cardiff

Architect: William Burges Castell Coch, or in Welsh, the Red Castle is an elaborately decorated Victorian folly designed by Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute and built in the 1870s. However,...

09 June 2009

1870 – Cardiff Castle, Wales

Architect: William Burges A Norman castle but substantially altered and extended during the Victorian period (1860s and 1870s) by John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, and the architect William Burges. Original Norman work...

09 June 2009

1220 – Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

The Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Paul, Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy is the mother church of the Diocese of Llandaff and is the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff. The present cathedral...

08 June 2009

2000 – Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthney, Carmarthen

Architect: Foster + Partners This spectacular dome is the largest single span glasshouse in the world, and was designed by Norman Foster and Partners. Poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop,...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...