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Illuminata 2011

Illuminata 2011


Caerphilly’s Christmas Medieval Market and
Illuminata 2011

Caerphilly Castle
9th, 10th & 11th December 2011


As darkness falls, the Castle will be bathed in light for a twice nightly sound and light show. Illuminata, which is supported by the £19m European funded Heritage Tourism Project, backed by £8.5million from the European Regional Development Fund, reflects the fascinating history of this iconic stronghold. Projected onto the castle walls of the Inner Wards, four eras in Caerphilly’s long history will be displayed from Gilbert de Clare to Llywelyn Bren, when much of the castle was destroyed, through to Hugh Despenser and Edward II and the grisly end of an English king, before moving on to the ravages of the Civil War and the castle’s subsequent restoration by Coal Baron, the Marques of Bute.


For something a little special and for those who truly want to make a night of it, there’s feasting and entertainment in the Castle’s Great Hall as the medieval banquets begin. The banquets will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening following the last Illuminata showing. Tickets are priced at £30* per person booking early is recommended as numbers are limited.


* 10% discount for groups of 10 or more booking the Banquet and also free entry to the castle during the day for the medieval Christmas market.  


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