From live music and theatrical performances to hands-on history and children’s entertainment, Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, is hosting a variety of events to ensure the whole family has a summer to remember.
History fans can step back in time to World War Two at Blaenavon Ironworks where they can enjoy living history displays and war time tunes or discover the stories of Welsh prince, Owain Glyndwr at Rhuddlan Castle.
Literary lovers can raise a glass to an evening of wine tasting and poetry readings at RaglanCastle or experience authentic open-air theatre with outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s As you like it and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, across a number of Cadw sites.
Festival goers can pull on their wellies and head to Chepstow Castle for a week of live music, including entertainment from Max Boyce or celebrate Welsh language music and taste authentic food at Ffiliffest at Caerphilly Castle. Readings at Raglan Castle or experience authentic open-air theatre with outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s As you like it and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, across a number of Cadw sites.
And children can get close to wildlife at St David’s Bishop Palace where they can find out all about river life or try their hand at wood carving and basket weaving at Denbigh Castle over the August Bank Holiday.
More than two and a half million people visit Cadw’s 128 historic sites every year to explore captivating castles, palaces, abbeys, industrial and prehistoric monuments.
John Griffiths, Minister of Sport and Culture said: “With the summer tourism season in full swing, there is no better time for the whole family to get together and enjoy a day out at some of Wales’s magnificent monuments. Our sites and events programme offer a fun day out and we look forward to welcoming a host of new and returning visitors to our spectacular Cadw sites this summer.”