Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
Knights and Princesses
Goodrich Castle are bringing history alive with two exciting events for wannabe knights. On Monday the 10th and Tuesday 11th August, kids can join their academy for budding knights and princesses while the weekend will see combat as the brave knights of Goodrich Castle test their skills and run drills.
Tickets: Adult £6.60 /Child £4.00 /Concession £6.00 /Family £17.20
Jump forward to just 100 years on the past at the Old Station Tintern on the 16th of August. Enjoy some old fashioned family fun with donkey rides, Punch & Judy shows and authentic Victorian stalls.
Theatre fans are spoilt for choice this with two brilliant performances. Heartbreak Productions will bring David Walliams’ celebrated novel, Mr Stink, to life at Abergavenny Castle on the 12th August from 4pm. Or if Shakespeare is more your thing, head to Raglan Castle for the Festival Players production of As You Like It.
(£12.50 advance, £15 door, £8.50 children)
Every year around the 12th to 14th of August a shower of shooting stars, or meteors, can be seen in the night sky. They represent the remains of a comet’s tail that passed by thousands of year ago. Each year as the earth passes through the tail the tiny bits of cosmic dust burn up as they streak through our atmosphere.
This year Abergavenny Castle will host a watch for the meteors from its grounds.
Thursday 13th August at 9.30 pm. The event is suitable for adults and young people age 11 and above. Tickets cost £5 per person and are limited so must be purchased in advance. To book please contact the museum on 01873 854282.
Over the weekend of August 15th & 16th 2015 The Royal Forest of Dean will be celebrating the 800 anniversary of Magna Carta.
The setting is the Speech House Event Field, and the event is completely free admission
There will be re-enactors in Living History Encampments, the Royal Court of King John, a Longbow Archery Competition, Falconry Displays, Traditional Crafts, Market Stalls, Barber Surgeon, Bowyer, Jester, Minstrels and Musicians, Sideshows, and Stands and Stalls promoting the Royal Forest of Dean and its Heritage.
For more ideas on things to do, visit http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/