Situated in the heart of the capital stands Cardiff castle. The site on which the castle stands has a history spanning 2000 years. Roman soldiers lived here, noble knights held court here and it was the wealth and vision of the Bute family that transformed the castle into a romantic Victorian fantasy. Architect William Burges was responsible for the magnificent rooms rich with murals, stained glass and gilding. A tour of the castle is a must for visitors to the city.