Thursday, August 09, 2012

Open Doors Day Heritage Walk September Ist 2012.

Here is the information for the Ruperra OPen Doors Heritage walk at 2.30 pm on September Ist 2012.

This guided walk enables participants to view the exterior of the castle, which was built in 1626 by Sir Thomas Morgan of Machen. Ruperra is unique in Wales as a Jacobean ‘chivalric’ castle. Morgan was an official of the earls of Pembroke, and Ruperra became a focus both for Renaissance culture and traditional Welsh poetry and music. Charles I stayed here in 1645, as he tried to raise support in the aftermath of Naseby. The castle was struck by fire in 1941, at which time it was used as a billet. The Ruperra Preservation Trust aims to buy and consolidate the ruin.

If good weather the walk will be followed by a picnic in the field to the south of the castle, but if inclement there will be tea and cakes in the Barn at Ruperra Home Farm.

Please send a cheque for £5.00 for your tea and cakes, to Pat Jones-Jenkins (Areithin, Heol Ton, Ton Kenfig, CF33 4PS) to book your place. Any queries/if inclement weather please phone Pat Jones Jenkins on 01656 741622/07713 634854 or email Please ask for detailed directions when booking.

Website for the Open Doors

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