Celebrating the Magna Carta in the Teifi Valley

Photograph of Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire

This year sees the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede and William Marshal – ‘the Greatest Knight’, Earl of Pembroke and Chepstow and later Regent of England was at Runnymede to witness the event.

To celebrate the anniversary CADW have created an online trail on the Cadw website which will encourage visitors to follow the story of Magna Carta across twelve south Wales sites that have connections with the Marshal family.

Three of those castles are in the Teifi Valley – Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan and Cilgerran.

The celebration begins on Sunday 29th March at Cilgerran Castle.

Landsker Early Medieval Re-enactment group will be training warriors from 10.30am-12.30 at the Castle and then will parade through the high street to introduce William Marshal and his wife Isobel de Clare to guests.

At 2pm the willow sculpture by Michelle Cain will be ‘unveiled’ in the Inner Ward of the castle.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event which, at Cilgerran and entry is free.

Cilgerran Castle (Postcode SA43 2SF).

Photo of Cilgerran Castle by Glen Bowman, kindly shared under the Creative Commons Licence: Attribution-ShareAlike from Flickr.