Show report: Newport Ship Open Day – October 2016

Cardiff Castle Garrison were thrilled to return to the Newport Ship for another Open Day. The charity are continuing to preserve the 15th Century timbers of the ship found in the River Usk in 2002, and hope to finish this process over the next year. They then plan to display the ship in a purpose-built museum.

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Show report: Joust! at Cardiff Castle – 17-19th June

We had a terrific time again at one of our favourites events – Joust! at Cardiff Castle.

The Garrison provided a full living history camp, with displays of fourteenth-century crafts, cookery and weapons and armour.

Check out our gallery for some lovely shots of our weekend (thanks so much Andrew Forster!).

Show Report: Llantrisant Castle – 3rd & 4th May


Jolly Good Show All Round


Llantrisant Castle weekend show of the 3rd and 4th of May went really well. Cardiff Castle Garrison, along with West Wales re-enactment group, the Templars, set up camp in the grounds of the ruined Llantrisant Castle for the weekend.

This was a brand-new location for us, and we were very pleased that everything went very well. We gave demonstrations of blacksmithing, crafts, cookery, and archery practice, with have-a-go archery available for the public to try. The Templars also gave combat displays, and everything was very well-received by the public.

We are also extremely happy to say that we have been invited back to Llantrisant for the same show next year. Please enjoy the gallery of pictures below, and we hope to see everyone at our next event, the Newport Ship Open Day, on the 24th May.