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Art Trail at Castle

Four talented local artists will be displaying their works at Cardigan Castle this month as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail. From August 11 for two weeks, portrait artist Julie Davies, photographer Tez Marsden, painters Rose Sanderson and Peter Rossiter will be exhibiting their work in the castle’s Tower Room. Julie said: “Whilst I am …

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Summer of harp at the castle

Cardigan Castle is alive to the sound of harp music this summer. The castle is playing host to over 50 members of the American Youth Harp Ensemble who will be part of the Claire Jones International Harp School next month. From August 8 to 13 the castle site will be home to scores of harpists …

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Davies family descendant returns to Castle Green

The descendant of one of the most eminent owners of Castle Green House made a visit to Cardigan Castle. For nearly a century during the Victorian period, the Davies family owned Cardigan Castle, with Castle Green House being the commercial and social lynchpin for the town. Patriarch David Davies was a high sheriff of Cardiganshire …

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Memories of the ‘Dusty Eisteddfod’

What are your memories of the 1976 Cardigan Eisteddfod? The long hot summer was the last time the eisteddfod returned home to its birthplace and the dry conditions led to it being dubbed the ‘Dusty Eisteddfod’. Cardigan Castle are looking to record memories of that day for a special exhibition in readiness for the eisteddfod’s …

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The river and Cardigan Castle on a sunny day.

Castle in restoration roadshow

Cardigan Castle is being held up as a leading light in the restoration world by taking part in a special roadshow in north Wales later this month. Heritage experts from the UK's leading regeneration charity, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT), have announced the very last Welsh date for the BRICK regeneration roadshow. A team of …

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Summer events in the castle

Get set for the summer holidays at Cardigan Castle!There is plenty of fun to keep the youngsters and families amused at the castle. As well as the usual outdoor games, trails, quizzes, games and dressing up there are other special events going on this summer. On Tuesday, July 25 Cardigan Castle is joining in the …

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Colourful gift for gardens

Merci beaucoup!Brioude Gardens will have a splash of colour this summer thanks to a £100 donation from the Aberteifi Brioude Twinning Committee. The gardens, just outside Cardigan Castle, are owned by the county council but maintained by the castle’s gardening team. Twinning chairman Cllr Catrin Miles is pictured with one of the castle garden team …

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David Davies Painting at Cardigan Castle.

Welcome home to David Davies

1830’s portrait returns to Castle GreenA portrait of David Davies - who owned Castle Green House in the 1830s - has returned home. The portrait by Hugh Hughes was painted around 1832-36 and hung in the house until the Davies family sold the property in 1840. It remained in the family's possession and was found …

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A collection of people unveiling the Restoration of the year Banner at Cardigan Castle.

Castle wins Channel 4 Restoration of the Year

A project to “lift the spirits”Cardigan Castle has won Channel 4’s Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year beating off competition from all over the UK. The castle – which won the Georgian category in episode one – took the crowning accolade in the final episode screened last Thursday evening. Judges from the Royal Institute …

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Inside the shop, with the new Cardigan Castle Books being shown.

New souvenir book on sale

Bilingual booklet for castle visitorsVisitors to the castle can now buy a glossy bilingual souvenir booklet. The booklet, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, looks at the history and stories of the castle. On sale now for £6.50!

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