Tuesday 22 November 2011
Bored of the usual turkey and tinsel? Take a trip back through the centuries for a Christmas feast of medieval proportions at Caerphilly Castle on the evenings of Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December.
Jesters and serving wenches will entertain as a five-course meal with mead aplenty is served on long banqueting tables in Caerphilly Castle’s magnificent Great Hall.
The medieval banquets coincide with the illuminata digital light and sound show taking place each evening. As darkness falls, the castle’s walls of the inner ward will be bathed in light, creating an amazing feast for the senses. Images and sounds depicting centuries of this iconic stronghold’s history will appear almost magically on the castle walls.
illuminata 2011 is supported under the Welsh Government’s Heritage Tourism project, which is backed with £8.5m from the European Regional Development Fund. The project aims to maximise the economic value of heritage through increasing the volume, length and value of visits to Wales, linking themes of Welsh heritage at national, regional and local levels.
The two showings, one at 5.30pm and another at 6.30pm, are free. The banquets commence at 7.30pm following the second show.
Banquet tickets are available at £30 per head (10 per cent discount for 10 or more). Tickets can be bought at the castle or by calling 029 2088 3143. Early booking is recommended as spaces are limited.