Events at Tretower Court and Castle

Tretower Court and Castle are ready for a legendary summer, with plenty of events to keep everyone occupied! Dare to meet the Dragons, enjoy garden tours, expect lots of laughs with a unique take on Shakesperes The Tempest and you can even become a Bat-Man or Bat-Woman! Find out more below.

Sun 25 Jun 2017-Garden Tour and Talk

A humorous and informative herbal tour and talk in the beautiful medieval garden at Tretower Court.

Find out what strange and wonderful cures can be obtained from nature in your own back yard.

Herbs have been used throughout the centuries as an aid in medicines, to flavour our food, in cosmetics and to cover offensive odours. Touch, smell, feel, take away and enjoy!

Tours and talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Dates, times and prices

Dates
25 Jun 2017

Times
11am – 4.30pm

Prices
Adult – £6.50
Family – £19.30*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

More info here

27th June-09th July- Dare to meet Dwynwen and the Baby Dragons

Date / Time: 27 June – 09 July
Venue: Tretower Court
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen and her Dragon Babies at Tretower Court and Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The Dragons will be available to see until 09 July when they will continue their journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

More info here. 

06 Jul – 09 Jul-Taking Flight — ‘The Tempest’ Tretower Court and Castle

Taking Flight Theatre return to Cadw sites across Wales once again, this time with their unique take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Join the Magic Staff Liner Corporation and indulge yourself with a jaunt on the newest addition to their fleet — their number one luxury ocean liner, The Remembrance.  Let their crew take care of your every worry, your every woe on their 10 year anniversary cruise to the Island that Time Forgot.

Expect lots of laughs, physical comedy, live original music and most of all expect the unexpected.

This performance has live integrated BSL interpretation and audio description. Touch tours and BSL introductions are available by arrangement — please contact beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk or on 07785 947823 to discuss this, or any other access requirement.

Thursday 6 July 7pm
Sunday 9 July 5.30pm

For tickets click here

For information go to www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk or phone 02920 230020

Family friendly show.
Every performance is a relaxed performance and is supported with BSL/SSE and audio description

Dates, times and prices

Dates
06 Jul – 09 Jul 2017

Times
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Prices
Adult – £14.50
Family – £35.00
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £10.00

Child £5.00

More info here.

22nd July-3rd September-A Legendary Summer

Tretower Court

Tretower Court

It’s the Year of Myths and Legends – where do YOU fit in?

Come and join the fun at Tretower Court and Castle as we celebrate the summer holiday season with period games like “Horseshoes” and “Jeu de Mail” alongside activities such as face-painting and lantern-making – and maybe the odd story or two!

Dates, times and prices

Dates
22 Jul – 03 Sep 2017

Times
10.00am – 5.00pm

Prices
Adult – £6.50
Family – £19.30 *
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

More info here

20th August-Sunday Best in the 15th Century

Tretower Court

Tretower Court

Discover a day in the life of the Tretower household – see the differences between now and then!

Have you ever wondered what day-to-day life was like in the 15th Century, with questions such as “What sort of food did people eat?” and “How did they spend their time?” Well, now you can discover the answers! While away an hour or two with our friendly re-enactors, who will be in residence to give appropriate advice on all sorts of subjects – from dining etiquette to the best way of keeping your sword sharp and your bowstring dry!!

Dates, times and prices

Dates
20 Aug 2017

Times
11am – 4.30pm

Prices
Adult – £6.50
Family – £19.30*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

More info here.

26th August- It’s a Bat’s Life

Brilliant Bats

Brilliant Bats

Become a Bat-Man or Bat-Woman! Join our Bat Investigation Team for a nocturnal tour of Tretower Court!

Join an evening tour of Tretower Court and be part of our bat investigation team, with the help of wildlife officers and bat detection equipment. What species are here? What do they eat? Where do they go during the day?

The Vincent Wildlife Trust works to protect wildlife and help people learn about the species with which we share our gardens, woodlands and ancient monuments.  Wildlife Officers will give a brief introduction to the work of the trust and the types of wildlife that may be encountered, whilst Tretower’s custodian will explain the history of the site over the last 900 years.

Please wear suitable clothing; and sturdy footwear and small torch also advisable.

£3.00 for adults, £1.50 for under-16s

Dates, times and prices

Dates
26 Aug 2017

Times
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Prices
Adult – £3.00
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £1.50
Disabled and companion – Am ddim/Free

More info here. 

23rd-14th September-Open Doors – Tretower Court and Castle

Tretower Court and Castle

Tretower Court and Castle

Join a tour with Tretower Court and Castle’s very own custodian. Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture, and take a walk around to appreciate its beautiful setting and location.

For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style, fashion and the tastes of the time.

The Picards and the Vaughans who lived here were rich influential Welsh families; the movers and shakers of their time. They needed a place to impress. And the sumptuous accommodation they created reflected their high status as Welsh gentry.

When the Vaughans left in the 18th century, Tretower Court became a working farm and, where ladies and gentlemen had lived, lambs and geese moved in!

Now, in the 21st Century, we’ve recreated a suite of rooms as they may have been in 1470 when the Vaughans were part of high society. Discover a sophisticated way of life: from intricately carved furniture right down to the pots and pans of a working kitchen. Experience 15th century living at its best.

Tours will be at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

Getting there – Signposted in Tretower village, off A479 3mls/5km north west of Crickhowell, Powys

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event. Tickets available on the website from the beginning of September.  here

Dates, times and prices

Dates
23 Sep – 24 Sep 2017

Times
11am – 4pm

Prices
Adult – Am ddim / free
Family – Am ddim / free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – Am ddim / free
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free

More info here. 

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