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New book celebrates Cardigan’s song castle

Christmas 1176. Hordes of people descend on Cardigan - but for culture not for war. The great Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth, is celebrating the completion of his magnificent seven-tower castle on the banks of the river Teifi. Bards and musicians descend on the town from all corners of Great Britain and Europe …

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Sword returns to castle

A sword discovered in the basement of Castle Green House nearly 30 years ago has been returned to Cardigan Castle. Land surveyor Dean McNeil Jones was working at the castle as a young man in 1990 undertaking the Ove Arup survey of the then derelict buildings. While he was in East Wing (now part of …

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Outdoor summer theatre at the castle

Theatr Mwldan and Cardigan Castle bring another season of fantastic outdoor theatre to the stunning Castle grounds this summer. The season, brought to you by Illyria, includes The Pirates of Penzance (1 August), The Hound of the Baskervilles (7 August) and Dr. Dolittle (23 August). On 1 August, a classic swashbuckling adventure, The Pirates of …

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Be part of 900 years of history!

Join our friendly volunteering team at Cardigan Castle.We need help with • Shop • Garden • Events • Stewarding • Tour guides • Sewing costumes • Archiving Contact us at info@cardigancastle.com or call 01239 615131 or simply drop in to the castle reception. We look forward to seeing you!

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Clynfyw volunteers revamp gardens

A group of volunteers from Clynfyw Care Farm at Abercych are taking on the revamp of Brioude Gardens in Cardigan. The public gardens have been taken under the wing of Cardigan Castle on a long lease from owners Ceredigion County Council. The gang – pictured with castle gardener Mark Dellar – will be cleaning the …

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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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