Cardiff Castle Garrison had a terrific time at Caerphilly Christmas Market, despite some pretty intense weather conditions! Wales experienced gusts of up to 60mph on Saturday, and a good deal of the day was spent fighting to keep the tents up. Luckily there was plenty of space in Caerphilly Castle’s great hall, and everyone spent the day nice and snug inside, including two rather cute reindeer.
The market featured a wide variety of guests, including Father Christmas himself, some wonderful cake and baked goods sellers, a great selection of meads and wines, and various displays from fellow local re-enactment group, the Freemen of Gwent. Our craft display was extremely popular and pretty busy throughout the day.
On Sunday, as the weather was much improved, we were able to run a have-a-go archery range, which also proved very successful with the public.
After a thoroughly wonderful time at Caerphilly, the Garrison would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you all in 2016!