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Castle goes interactive with new eisteddfod game

Cardigan Castle may be hundreds of years old but its latest addition is cutting edge! A new bilingual interactive eisteddfod i-pad game, custom made for the castle, has been developed by a team of local people. The groundbreaking project, funded by the HLF, was created by former teacher and TV producer Carol Byrne Jones and …

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Castle history in miniature!

A new exhibition at Cardigan Castle shows the sweep of its 900 years of history – but all in miniature! The castle has been loaned a collection of exquisitely handmade costume dolls from Ceredigion Museum. The 22 dolls – made by centenarian Margaret Jones of Aberystwyth in the 1970s – are on show now for …

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School trips

Cardigan Castle can offer your school a variety of fun, interactive and educational activities.For £3 per child we provide:A dedicated space with tables and chairs where children can leave their bags, carry out activities and have their packed lunch.Worksheets plus colouring pencilsCastle quiz plus indoor and outdoor trailsHands on look at some of our archaeological …

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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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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

A 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 is the story of …

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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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