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Don’t miss out on castle special offer!

Castle’s special offer for local residentsLocal residents can make the most of Cardigan Castle – the top tourist attraction in the area – with a limited special offer. From March 1 to April 15 any adult who lives in the SA43 postcode area is eligible to buy an annual pass to the castle for just …

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Historic prints on show

Historian lends prints to castleCardigan Castle historian Glen Johnson has loaned a collection of prints to the castle. The dozen framed pictures include prints that used to hang in Castle Green House prior to 1924 and were given to Glen by a member of the Berrington Davies family. There are also antique maps of Cardiganshire …

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Castle gets set for spring

Garden seeds for saleVolunteers at Cardigan Castle are getting set for spring by sorting seeds for sale in the castle shop. The castle gardens were a blaze of colour last summer – and now visitors can replicate that in their own gardens. Garden volunteers Huw Davies and Sandra Davies have made packs of deep purple …

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Castle looks forward to 2017

Plenty of activities for 2017The new year will ring in another busy and event-filled 12 months for Cardigan Castle. The castle is planning three themed special event days on top of its annual Christmas Fair in December. First special event is a Medieval Day on Wednesday, April 19 when the castle will celebrate its medieval …

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Castle celebrates first full year

Volunteers, trustees and staff celebrateCardigan Castle has had its first full year of being open – and volunteers, trustees and staff got together in the castle’s 1176 restaurant to celebrate. During the last 12 months the castle has welcomed over 30,000 visitors, held a successful series of outdoor shows with Theatr Mwldan, hosted many community …

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Festive full house at 1176

1176 looks forward to another busy yearLord Rhys held a big feast at Cardigan Castle during the Christmas of 1176 – and more than 800 years later the castle’s 1176 restaurant is continuing the tradition. The festive period has seen bookings soar for chef David Coates and his team with the serving of hundreds of …

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Hidden Histories

Exhibition showcases hidden castle gemsCardigan Castle is a site steeped in 900 years of history. Much of its former buildings have been lost over the centuries – but a few echoes remain. Photographer Louise Noakes has sought out the ‘Hidden Histories’ of Cardigan Castle – features that visitors to the site do not normally see. …

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Have an ‘Appy’ Christmas!

Cardigan Castle has the perfect present for visitors this Christmas.The castle will be launching its free mobile app on Saturday December 10 – the first day of its weekend-long Christmas fair. The app, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, gives mobile users nine hundred years of history at the swipe of a …

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Harp ensemble to play for Obama

Youngsters have date to play at castle next summerAn American harp ensemble who will be playing at Cardigan Castle next summer have been invited to play before President Barack Obama at one of the last public events of his presidency. The American Youth Harp Ensemble will be taking part in a week-long harp school at …

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