Castle St, Caerphilly, CF83 1JD
(029) 2088 3143
Caerphilly, CF83 1JL
(029) 2088 0011
Castle Opening Times: 9.30am - 5pm
|Over 60`s and students:||£4.10|
|Children||FREE ENTRY (event special)|
|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.
Influenced by the origins of Christmas in the 18th century and one of the castles most influential owners, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, Cadw will be embracing a “Victorian Christmas” whereby Caerphilly Castle will be transformed back to a Victorian fairytale full of decadence and romance. Step inside the castle walls to discover a Victorian age brimming with exciting living history, combat sessions and traders from far and wide, offering a wide range of local produce and gifts.
Along with free entry for children, the event’s traditional fairground rides, smells of mulled wine and a special visit from Father Christmas will create a magical experience for visitors to discover.
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)