The Magna Carta 800 celebrations began for CADW at Easter with a series of events across Chepstow and Cilgerran Castles.
Cadw also unveiled two willow sculptures at Chepstow and Cilgerran castles, and launched a new Magna Carta/William Marshal trail across south Wales. The sculptures ‘bookend’ the trail in the East and the West and provide a focus of the celebrations across Wales in 2015.
Both Cilgerran and Chepstow Castles hosted re-enactments weekends starting with a two-day William Marshal celebration in Chepstow in May and leading up to a full weekend of Magna Carta themed events over 13th and 14th June at both sites.
The celebrations will finish in September with a two-day flower festival at Cilgerran Castle with the Magna Carta as the theme.
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