Christmas in Caerphilly


Caerphilly Castle

Saturday 7th December 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 8th December 10.00am - 4.00pm
Adults: £4.75
Children, over 60`s and students: £3.60
Family: £14.25
Heritage in Wales members: free
Local resident passholders: void

For more information please visit

All entertainment in the grounds are free, a small charge will apply for some activities.

Living History

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.

Caerphilly Castle Entertainers (pdf) (7.8kb)


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)