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Get ready for a Roman invasion at Castell Henllys

On 17 and 18 August, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village near Newport will be invaded by Roman Legionaries for two action-packed days of fighting, cookery and crafts.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority-owned site will play host to members of Legio VIII Augusta MGV Roman Living History Society, who will offer visitors an insight into how the Roman Army trained, fought and lived.

Young boy in Roman costume at Castell Henllys

The Romans are coming to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village on 17 and 18 August with re-enactment, cookery, crafts and more from 11am - 4.30pm.

Castell Henllys Manager, Delun Gibby said: “This weekend offers a unique opportunity to travel back in time and experience the clash of two cultures as Roman Legionaries come face to face with the Iron Age villagers.

“Re-enactments will be accompanied by other Roman-themed experiences, including authentic cookery and the chance to prove your marksmanship with a Roman bow.”

As well as a Roman market, the two-day event will feature demonstrations of cooking and crafts between 11am and 4.30pm and dramatic arena displays at 11.30am and 2.30pm.”

Other themed activities will include minting a Roman coin, watching Legionaries shoot their artillery and having your name written in Roman lettering.

Normal admission fees apply, with an additional small charge for activities.

For more information about Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and all events visit www.castellhenllys.com, or email celts@castellhenllys.com.

Published 14 August 2019


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