Let it Glow at Carew Castle this Christmas

Posted On : 14/11/2022

Carew Castle will be brightening up the bleak midwinter from 17 November with a brand-new Christmas lights experience highlighting six weeks of free festivities.

Glow will see the Castle illuminated like never before, while there will also be a chance to visit Santa in his Grotto and sample festive favourites from Nest Tearoom.

As well as helping visitors’ wallets by being free to enter, Glow has been designed with an emphasis on low-energy usage. From 24 November visitors will even be able to jump on a bike to try generating pedal-powered energy, powering some of the decorations in the Walled Garden.

Carew Castle Manager, Daisy Hughes said:

“Making Glow as eco-friendly as possible is at the heart of the event and the entire display has been designed to use less energy than a couple of household appliances.

“The lights use around 85% less energy than traditional filament-based lighting and could even be run from a single domestic socket. All lighting used throughout the festive season are the most energy efficient LED lights available on the market as well as solar powered lights.”

Girl wearing a winter hat looking up towards a series of string lights

Visitors will be met with a trail of twinkling lights leading you along the Castle driveway to discover the Walled Garden dressed for Christmas. Enchanting and colourful light displays, and a beautiful Christmas tree will create a magical garden for all the family.

The East face of the Castle will also be subtly illuminated to spectacular effect and the festive magic will continue as you follow the atmospheric candlelight trail into the Castle.

Families can also take part in a free Elf Trail around the Garden, which will be available from the Castle Shop. The Castle Shop will be open for late night Christmas shopping with a range of unique and local gifts. Nest Tearoom will also be serving all your festive favourites from hot chocolate and mulled wine to turkey and cranberry rolls.

At weekends from 26 November Santa will be in his magical Grotto in the Walled Garden from 11am-5pm. There is a small charge to meet Santa and receive a gift. Booking is essential. Visit our booking website see full details and book your slot for Santa’s Grotto (opens in a new window).

Entry to Glow is free and there is no need to book. It will be open every Thursday to Sunday from 17 November to 18 December (4.30pm-8pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 3pm-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays). Glow will also be open 4.30pm-8pm from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December.

See www.carewcastle.com for full details, including Castle and Tearoom opening hours throughout November and December.