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Castle looks forward to 2017

Knights Battling at Cardigan Castle.

Plenty of activities for 2017

The new year will ring in another busy and event-filled 12 months for Cardigan Castle.

The castle is planning three themed special event days on top of its annual Christmas Fair in December.

First special event is a Medieval Day on Wednesday, April 19 when the castle will celebrate its medieval origins.

What will make it extra special is that 2017 is the 820th anniversary of the death of Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd, the great Welsh prince who built the castle in stone in 1176 and staged the first recorded eisteddfod.
The Medieval Day will include musical tributes to Lord Rhys plus there are plans to stage a special exhibition.

On Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, the castle will fast forward a few hundred years and celebrate its Georgian heritage with fancy dress and an afternoon tea and entertainment on the lawn.
And on Wednesday August 23 the castle will be holding a special Eisteddfod dDay with events and activities to celebrate the castle’s unique place in Welsh history.

On top of all that there will also be the popular summer outdoor events staged in partnership with Theatr Mwldan including live music and outdoor plays as well as the visit of the American Youth Harp Ensemble in August.

The full what’s on calendar will be published in early spring.