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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historical Event, Sat 11 - Sun 12 May 2019

William Marshal Weekend

William Marshal Weekend


Experience the sites, sounds and smells of medieval life this weekend as we celebrate the life and times of William Marshal – the greatest knight that ever lived – on the 800th anniversary of his death.

This massive celebration will feature archery and sword demonstrations throughout the day, culminating in a medieval tournament! An encampment will feature medieval trades and craftsmen including blacksmiths, potters, and coin produces. Award winning best-selling author Elizabeth Chadwick will be giving talks on William Marshal - the subject of a number of her novels. As a great lover of music, there will also be live performances of the music that Marshal himself would’ve known from the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enrol in Sword School! Refreshments will be available.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 - Sun 12 May 2019 09:30 to 17:00


Normal admission prices apply.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 13 - Sun 28 Apr Easter Trail
Sat 4 - Sun 5 May Medieval Falconry
Sat 11 - Sun 12 May William Marshal Weekend
Tue 28 May Summer of Stories
Wed 29 May Castle Make and Take Day
Fri 31 May Let’s Discover: Step Back in Time 800 years


Town Centre,
NP16 5EY



Plan route to Chepstow Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 534941  Lat: 51.64375 Long: -2.67483

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 or Westbound Junction 21 and take the M48; at Junction 2 take the A466 & A48 for Chepstow.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chepstow station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access