Christmas comes early for Merlin fans at Caerphilly Castle

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Avid watchers of the hit BBC Cymru Wales series Merlin may have noticed magnificent Caerphilly Castle making a cameo appearance on quite a few occasions. For those who love the series and the castle in equal measure, Cadw has teamed up with BBC Wales to offer exclusive advance screenings of the penultimate episode in the series of Merlin. The programme, which won’t be aired on BBC One until later in December, will be shown on Sunday 11 December in the castle’s Great Hall to coincide with the Medieval Fayre over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December (10am-4pm).

In addition to the screenings, original costume from the series will be on show, as well as a stunning photographic display and a green screen installed on the Saturday to enable fans to get a picture of themselves within the magical world of Merlin.

20 Golden tickets will be hidden around the castle on Saturday 10 December: each ticket found will allow a family of up to 4 into one of the showings plus free entry to the castle on the Sunday. Another 130 tickets per showing will be allocated on a first come first served basis on Sunday 11 December, to those visitors who have paid admission to the castle.

The Merlin screenings are the latest addition to the entertainment feast on offer at the 13th Century castle as part of Caerphilly’s Medieval Christmas Fayre. Visitors will be able to step back in time within the castle walls to a medieval age brimming with living history encampments, combat sessions and traders from far and wide, offering a wide range of local produce and fayre.