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image for Historical Event item typeOpen Doors at Cilgerran Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historical Event, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, free entry

Details

The Normans first saw the potential and established an early 'ringwork' castle at Cilgerran, but the imposing masonry castle we see today was probably the work of William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke.

Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1165, when the Lord Rhys captured the castle. It was retaken by William Marshal in 1204, only to be taken again by the Welsh during Llywelyn the Great's campaigns in 1215. However, eight years later, William's son, another William, regained control.

Traditionally, medieval castles were designed with a keep or strong tower at the centre but Cilgerran Castle is unusual because two massive round towers were erected instead. These, despite Owain Glyndwr's best efforts, still stand to a good height today.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Dogs on leads welcome.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 18 Jul The History Man
Wed 25 Jul Flying Kites and Lazy Owls
Tue 7 Aug Flying Kites and Lazy Owls
Wed 15 Aug Nest Play
Wed 22 Aug The History Man
Sun 26 - Mon 27 Aug Re-enactment Weekend

Contact

Enquiries

01239 621339

Address

Cilgerran,
Cardigan,
SA43 2SF

Location

Directions

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

Map reference: SN 194430  Lat: 52.05671 Long: -4.63486

South from Cardigan on the A478 (signed for Tenby); at Bridell, left where signed to the Castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Dogs on leads welcome.