Great War soldier visits iconic castle

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Visitors to Caernarfon Castle this summer may feel they have travelled back in time as they are met by a World War I soldier.

First World War soldier (© Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum)

First World War soldier (© Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum)

The re-enactor is promoting the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, a fascinating attraction based in the castle and supported by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Visitors are able to ask the soldier questions, hear stories about World War I and see real objects from the trenches. There’s even a chance to dress up in a soldier’s uniform and perform drill activities.

The soldier will be at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum — and out-and-about within the castle’s grounds — on selected dates throughout July, August and September.

Entry to the museum is free once visitors have paid for admission to the castle. Cadw members can enter both attractions for free.

Visit the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum’s Facebook page for more information.