Legends Live!

Step back in time at fully immersive Cadw events this summer

Legends Live FMA

Have you ever attended a medieval wedding party? Or joined a band of fearsome Welsh rebels?
Ever been a guest at a dazzling Victorian ball? Or tasted the wine on offer at a decadent Tudor soiree?
No? Well, you’re in luck. This summer you can do all this and more as Legends Live! comes to seven of Wales’s most iconic castles.

It’s an interactive programme of immersive events which will see characters from Wales’s past return to replay the history of Wales in spectacular fashion.

Get ready to Live the Legends…

Legends Live! at Castell Coch

Castell Coch FMA
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July
6pm – 9.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 per person, available here

The year is 1891 and Lord Bute is throwing a ball to celebrate the completion of his fairy-tale holiday home, Castell Coch. This special evening event will give guests a rare glimpse behind the magical castle’s doors after-hours, as they come face-to-face with Lord and Lady Bute and the household cook. Guests are being asked to dress for the occasion and a dance master will be on hand to help them learn all-important dance steps for the ball.

Legends Live! at Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle FMA
Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 August
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August
Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 September
12pm – 4pm

The year is 1326 and King Edward II is experiencing some trouble. The King is losing support across his realm and must decide whether to stay within the barricades of Caerphilly Castle or flee, leaving his piles of money and glimmering jewels behind. Visitors are invited to pick a side as the story unfolds in a series of live-action performances throughout the day. The question is not ‘whether’ enemy forces will launch an almighty siege on the castle, but ‘when’…?

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.

Legends Live! at Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle FMA
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July
12pm – 4pm

Visitors will become fierce Welsh rebels as they join the Tudur brothers in a bloody quest to capture Conwy Castle. A series of live-action performances will see rebellious visitors step back in time to the year 1401, where they’ll come face-to-face with the site’s medieval characters.

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.

Legends Live! at Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle FMA
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August
11.30am – 4pm

As Gwenllian, Wales’ warrior princess, leads her army and sons to a bloody battle against Norman Lord, Maurice de Londres’ forces — visitors must pick their side to join. This live-action performance, rolling out in its entirety throughout the day, will see visitors transported to the year 1136 where they’ll defend their leader and take part in an epic battle scene.

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.

Legends Live! at Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle FMA
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August
12pm – 4pm

Visitors are invited to attend a grand tour of Raglan Castle – the stylish home of Lord William and Lady Anne Herbert. The year is 1462 and the fabulously wealthy couple are keen to show off their impeccable taste in interior design, food and wine. A series of live-action performances will see visitors transported to an aristocratic soiree, where they’ll enjoy everything from medieval wine-tasting to traditional games.

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.

Legends Live! at Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle FMA
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August
12pm – 4.30pm

The year is 1189 and the handsome, strong and courageous Lord William Marshal is celebrating his marriage to the lovely Lady Isabel de Clare. Guests are cordially invited to step back into medieval Wales and attend the celebrity couple’s lavish celebrations – to include courtly dances and medieval tournaments galore. Visitors are reminded that Lord Marshal and Lady Isabel will expect all guests to pay their respects with a curtsey or bow on arrival – and of course, wedding gifts are very welcome…

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.

Legends Live! at Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle FMA
Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 September
12pm – 4pm

A time of kings, warriors, giants and magic will shake the stones of Harlech Castle this September, as an enchanted raconteur conjures the legends of the Mabinogion. A series of live-action performances will see visitors live the magic as the story of Branwen ferch Llyr comes to life within the castle grounds…

No booking required. The event is free but general site admission applies.