I knew nothing of the work of William Burges before the visit, I'd seen the extraordinary Animal Wall, but obviously wasn't listening in previous times when my friends commented on the wall. Although it was Burges' idea, the wall wasn't completed until 1881, some years after his death. Here's the information beside the wall:
It's hard to know what to photograph, there's so much to see, and there are something like 70 paintings of birds in the room:
It's a fabulous day, and Cardiff is a short train ride away, do go and have a look at this extraordinary and beautiful result of a collaboration between William Burges and Lord Bute and their talented craftspeople.
The book 'The essential Cardiff Castle' by Matthew Williams is an invaluable guide to your visit, and helped a great deal when making sense of some of my photos.