Caerphilly, CF83 1JL
(029) 2088 0011
Castle St, Caerphilly, CF83 1JD
(029) 2088 3143
|Saturday 7th December||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Sunday 8th December||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Children, over 60`s and students:||£3.60|
|Heritage in Wales members:||free|
|Local resident passholders:||void|
For more information please visit www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
All entertainment in the grounds are free, a small charge will apply for some activities.
Step back in time within the castle walls to a medieval age brimming with exciting living history, combat sessions and traders from far and wide, offering a wide range of local produce and fayre. Join the Freemen of Gwent and Sons of the Dragon as they display archery and their sword skills among other wonderful visual shows. There will also be plenty on offer for young and old alike in the castle with Fiery Jack the jester and the storytelling and dragons of Alchemy, watch out for the theives and vagabonds, though, and join the hue and cry to put them in the stocks.
If you're got more 'Bah! humbug' than Scrooge you could probably benefit from a boost to the Christmas spirit. Come and meet Caerphilly Castle's jester who'll have many a joke and merry tale.
Don't miss out on the live performers either , including music and dancing as the Crafty Beggars wheel their cart around the castle and the Mirage Mummers act out their unique plays throughout the weekend and don't forget to look out for the dancing bear, back by popular demand.
We defy you to be stuck for Christmas pressie ideas after stepping through the Castle gates! Browse amongst the wonderful stands for inspiration which include mystical sculpture and jewellery, shields and swords, honey products, medieval leatherworks, glass stalls and gifts from Europe and Italy!
Christmas shopping can also get the appetite racing and there's plenty of seasonal food to tempt the tastebuds, including hot mulled wine and brimming bowls of hearty stew. Other food stalls include Pig in a Bun, Frantastic Crepes, and Martin's Jerked Meats.
Christmas just wouldn't be the same either without a visit to Father Christmas who'll be visiting the Castle over the weekend..
Caerphilly Castle traders list (pdf 12kb)