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Medieval cellar opens to visitors

Inside the underneath of Castle Castle.

Discover castle’s medieval secrets

Ever wondered what lies beneath Castle Green House? Well now is your chance to discover the medieval secrets of Cardigan Castle.

There will be scheduled guided tours of the medieval basement that lies beneath the Georgian house on April 21 and April 28 (coincidentally the 820th anniversary of Lord Rhys’s death).

The basement – which dates back to 1240 – is the oldest standing remains of the once-great castle. Usually it is off limits for visitors because it is now home to a colony of Britain’s rarest mammal, the Greater Horseshoe Bat.
But with the bats leaving their winter roost, the castle has been given permission to open the basement for a limited period.

There will be six half hourly tours of the medieval castle starting at noon and finishing at 2.30pm. There are only places for ten people on each tour so booking is essential. As an added bonus at 3pm on both Saturdays, renowned historian Fr James Cunnane will give a talk on the castle’s medieval past.
Book your place on the tours by either calling into the castle reception or telephoning 01239 615131.

The tours are free to castle pass holders or £5 adult, £3 for children.