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Glen Johnson’s Cardigan Castle

Historian Glen Johnson has spent most of his life involved with the story of Cardigan Castle – now over 30 years worth of his photographs chronicling the castle’s fall and rise have gone on display. The exhibition, sponsored by castle project builders Andrew Scott, showcases the first tentative photographs Glen took as an enthusiastic schoolboy …

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Castle gears up for annual Christmas Fair

This weekend will see the return of the Cardigan Castle Christmas Fair. A hugely successful event in 2016, it will be repeated this weekend with a wide variety of local crafters and producers showcasing their products ahead of Christmas. The fair has also been given the added boost of free local parking thanks to an …

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Work begins on new entrance

Work begins this week on a new entrance for Cardigan Castle. The project is one of the final phases of development as part of the original grant to restore the castle. The intention of the new entrance is to provide a better sense of arrival at the castle, a reassuring confirmation that you’re at the …

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Winter Opening Hours – 2017/18

Following a busy summer season, Cardigan Castle will be reducing its opening hours over the winter period in order to carry out the necessary maintenance and to refresh our interpretations and exhibitions. “We want people to keep coming back to Cardigan Castle. This time of year gives us a great opportunity to take stock, undertake …

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Masterpiece mantelpiece on show

This hand carved mantelpiece won the arts and crafts section in the 1903 Llanelli Eisteddfod. The mantelpiece was carved in Cardigan by Thomas Richard John who was a travelling tea taster in West Wales in the late 1890s. He got married in August 1896 at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan, and remained in the town until …

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Cadwgan AGM

YMDDIRIEDOLAETH CADWRAETH ADEILADAU CADWGAN CADWGAN BUILDING PRESERVATION TRUST (the "Trust") (Company No: 3955918) (Charity No: 1080667) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of YCA Cadwgan BPT will be held at the Tower Room, Cardigan Castle, Cardigan SA43 1JA on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 6pm. The Business of the …

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Book your Christmas function now!

Christmas Lunch Menu – noon to 3pm To Start Chicken Liver Parfait with a brandy infusion served on a buttered crouton with red onion marmalade and Parma ham crisp Leek and Potato soup topped with Welsh Rarebit Smoked Salmon and Crayfish with caper berries and a lemon and dill dressing Main course Roast Pembrokeshire Turkey …

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Record breaking summer and new director for castle

Cardigan Castle has had a record-breaking summer with visitor figures at their best ever. More than 7,500 people visited the castle during the six week summer holiday period – up 2,000 on last year’s numbers. Add in the successful events co-produced with Theatr Mwldan – ranging from a four day comedy festival to top dub …

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Sword of Peace unveiled at Cardigan Castle

Three voices have come together to create a unique piece of artwork at Cardigan Castle. Caerwedros-based sculptor Ben Dearnley has created a stunning 4ft high slate sculpture with lines of poetry taken from specially commissioned poems by chaired bard Ceri Wyn Jones and former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke. The Sword of Peace (Cleddyf …

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