Celebrating castle’s medieval heritage
Cardigan Castle will be celebrating its medieval heritage and commemorating the great Lord Rhys with two weeks of activities in April.
The celebrations kick off with the castle’s medieval day on Wednesday, April 19 from 10am to 4pm which will include a Lord Rhys puppet show, live medieval music, craft stalls, demonstrations and fancy dress.
On Friday April 21 the castle will be opening up its medieval cellar for guided tours – booking is essential as numbers are limited. This is followed by a talk on the castle’s medieval history by Fr Seamus Cunnane at 3pm in the tower room.
The Knights Templar medieval re-enactment troop will be showing off their medieval combat skills on Saturday, April 22 with a special knight school for youngsters and two battle performances at noon and 2.30pm.
Then on Friday April 28 – which is the 820th of Lord Rhys’s death – there will be further tours of the medieval castle and its cellar. Booking again is essential. Fr Cunnane will then be talking about the medieval history of the site at 3pm.
Throughout the fortnight there will be an exhibition charting the castle’s medieval history in the tower kitchen – a part of Castle Green House which dates back to 1240.
The shop has stocked up on medieval history books and activities for children while the 1176 restaurant will also be honouring Lord Rhys with a selection of themed dishes.
Entry to all the events is free to castle pass holders or £5 adults, £3 children.