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Medieval merriment in store at Oystermouth Castle

YOUNGSTERS aiming to be a bit crafty this summer can roll back the centuries at medieval drop-in workshops at Oystermouth Castle this month.

Oystermouth Castle from above

Every Wednesday in August, children will get the chance to make their own  medieval crowns, tiaras, badges or bookmarks inspired by the place from where the Lords and Ladies of Gower once ruled Swansea.

The drop-in workshops go on from 11am to 3.30pm and are suitable for children aged between three and 11. Entrance to the workshops costs £1 per child plus normal castle admission fees.

Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay.It features artwork from the 14th Century, a 30-foot high glass bridge and private staircases leading from vaults to rooms once used as banqueting halls.

The castle grounds are also hosting its famous outdoor theatre events with Gangsta Granny entertaining families on August 21 and the Emily Bronte classic Wuthering Heights set to entertain crowds on August 29.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism said: "The council works hard alongside the Friends of Oystermouth Castle, not just to maintain the historic attraction but also to arrange a number of family-friendly events throughout the open season.

"Many thousands of people visited the Castle last summer and we're hoping there'll be many thousands more dropping by this year too as the castle joins in the celebrations marking Swansea's 50th anniversary as a city.

"The castle offers a first class visitor experience that's as fun as it is educational and helps boost the local economy too."

Oystermouth Castle is open 11am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday until September 29, and weekends in October.

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