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Cardigan Castle as a beacon for culture

New novel on first eisteddfodA prince who prized bards above bloodshed – that is Lord Rhys according to a West Country author who is publishing a novel on the first eisteddfod next month. Somerset-born Luke Waterson has been fascinated by the landscape and history of Wales since he was a small boy – but it …

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Cracking Easter at the castle!

Get set for a cracking Easter at Cardigan Castle! The Easter holiday kicks off a busy programme of events at the castle starting with the now traditional Easter Egg hunt in the castle grounds from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Get the kids searching for the hidden Easter bunnies and win a chocolate egg! Good …

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Bluebird Collection is the perfect gift

A unique Cardigan Castle gift collection is flying off the shelves. The Bluebird Collection uses the iconic handpainted wallpaper from the Bluebird Room in a selection of tasteful gifts and souvenirs ranging from bags and tea towels to scented candles and tea caddies. The original wallpaper was handpainted especially for Castle Green House and was …

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Half term fun at the castle

Cardigan Castle is open for half term with plenty of family fun on offer. As well as our outdoor trails and giant chess we have indoor activities with dressing up, games and treasure trails. We’ll also be holding daily tours Monday to Friday starting at 2pm all included in the entry price. Come and discover …

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Dogs allowed into castle grounds

It’s good news for Rover and Shep – from this week dogs are allowed in Cardigan Castle. The castle, which opens for the new season on February 7, is joining Welsh heritage body Cadw in allowing dogs on leads into its grounds. The invite is open to all paying castle visitors – they will just …

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Presiding officer becomes castle supporter

Welsh Assembly presiding officer Elin Jones has given her seal of approval to Cardigan Castle’s supporters scheme. The Ceredigion AM signed up to be a Castle Cefnogwyr and was presented with a special pack by Cadwgan chair Non Lewis. “I’m very pleased to become am official supporter of the castle,” said Elin Jones. Castle Cefnogwyr …

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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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