St David’s Day at Caldicot Castle

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St David's Day at Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire

St David's Day at Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire

As usual, when St David’s Day falls on a weekday, some of the celebrations fall on the preceding weekend. And so at Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire, they have an open day on Sunday 28th February with free admission to the castle. For 5 hours, starting at 11am, you can enjoy a number of activities in not only the castle but the country park as well including the ever popular historic re-enactments.
So why should you consider going to Caldicot instead of one of the other St David’s Day activities?
Because Caldicot has 55 acres of grounds that children can play in. Because it has a village atmosphere so you feel as though you are taking part in everything. Because Caldicot is famed for its historical re-enactments and nobody does it better. Because the impressive castle is open free to all not just those who live in Monmouthshire and because there is a food and craft market there for you to enjoy as well. And parking is no problem if you take a car.
You could go to Chonqing in China a week later where they are holding a Wales week or to New York where a whole raft of activities such as an exhibition of Dylan Thomas manuscripts. But closer to home do you really want to exert yourself in the Welsh Lady Fun Run in Aberystwyth? No, so go to Caldicot and enjoy the heritage re-enactments, the singing, the music and listening to the tales of long ago. Finally, not forgetting that St David has a religious significance as well as a historical one the day ends with a service in St Mary Church.
And then on St David’s Day itself, Monday 1st of March, there will be the parades in Cardiff, Swansea and Colwyn Bay amongst others. But by then you’ll have visited the best celebration there is, at Caldicot Castle. For further details see http://www.caldicotcastle.co.uk/downloads/Events2010.doc for all the activities at the castle this year

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