Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, is encouraging people to make the most of their local heritage sites this May by hosting a programme of family events across the two May bank holidays (3-4 and 24-25 May).
As part of the programme the Tudors – most infamous of Britain’s royal dynasties – will descend upon the magnificent Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire for its highly-anticipated annual ‘Tudor Weekend’ (24 and 25 May).
Have-a-go archery, interactive Tudor costume sessions and a spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth – in which Richard III famously met his sticky end – will be on offer to guests between 11am and 4pm.
A traditional Tudor brewery will be set up on-site, where thirsty revellers will be able to try various ales and meads before they pig out on a hog roast.
In addition, visitors will be able to try their hand at archery at Kidwelly Castle’s ‘Archers and Arrows’ event, while costumed Medieval characters will be on hand to meet and greet visitors at Caerphilly Castle and White Castle for their ‘Bank Holiday Fun’ events.
A number of other interactive events will also take place at Cadw sites including Cilgerran Castle, Lamphey Bishop’s Palace, Plas Mawr Elizabethan Townhouse, Rhuddlan Castle and St Davids Bishop’s Palace, as the organisation looks to engage people in their heritage.