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Carew Castle Brings One of Wales’ Most Intriguing Historical Figures to Life

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Enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors and unearth myths and legends in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park this summer.

With hundreds of miles of world-class landscape and a jam-packed schedule of summer activities and events, there’s no better time to discover this special corner of South West Wales.

The National Park Authority’s three family-friendly attractions all have exciting activities in store, while there are also a whole host of events out and about in the Pembrokeshire Coast scenery.

Chair of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Gwyneth Hayward said:

“As 2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales, there’s no better time to discover more about the National Park’s rich history and heritage.

“Our programme of activities and events includes something for everyone, from exciting encounters with wildlife to quests of cultural discovery, which we hope will also inspire you to learn more about this legendary landscape.”

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill will be awash with medieval merriment, with a range of Robin Hood themed-fun from 24-28 July, with events including a Treasure Trail and Have-a-go Archery.

Open air theatre returns in earnest with performances of Nest on 30 July, A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 6 August, and David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy on 20 August.

For full details including times and entry prices visit www.carewcastle.com.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village will celebrate Lughnasadh – the beginning of the harvest season on 1 August, with a Living with the Landscape event with demonstrations throughout the day and the burning of the wicker man at the end of the day.

The fort will also be subject to a Roman invasion with themed events throughout the holiday and special Roman Days on 19 and 20 August will see Legio VIII Augusta MGV Roman Living History Society take over the site and providing demonstrations of cooking, crafts and military might on both days.

For full details including times and entry prices visit www.castellhenllys.com.

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids will be hosting storyteller Milly Jackdaw who will be telling Tales of the Mabinogion on 29 July as well as 5 and 19 August, taking inspiration from the sculpture of the Twrch Trwyth statue on site.

The legendary theme will continue with King Arthur’s Adventure art workshops on 25 July and 1, 8, 22 and 29 August.

You can also learn more about some of Pembrokeshire and Wales’ most famous fables by visiting the Enchanted Landscapes: Pembrokeshire in Myth and Legend exhibition in the main gallery.

For full details including times and event prices visit www.orielyparc.co.uk.

Guided walks will include routes in the Preseli Hills on 7, 14 and 22 August, as well as Leisurely Lighthouse Tours at Strumble Head on 28 July and 18 August.

For details of all National Park activities and events visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/events.