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Caerphilly Medieval Christmas Market

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By its very nature, a Christmas market generates a sense of nostalgia. Simple pleasures – a hot drink on a cold night, woolly mittens, traditional snacks, a glimpse of the red-and-white-suited man himself... So the aim of Caerphilly's Christmas market organisers – to make their town's effort a step back in time for visitors – is a little romantic indulgence more enjoyable now than it could be at any other time of year.

The market takes place within the walls of the imposing Medieval castle – the largest of its period in Britain – so you have to cross the moat and make your way to the inner ward, where the themed market craft and food stalls huddle, protected from the wind by the huge castle walls.

There's also a jester, medieval musicians and carol singers – but if it all gets a little too much and you start to crave modernity, you can head back down the hill into the town centre for fairground rides, children's workshops, cookery demonstrations, 21st century gifts and Santa's grotto.

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The dates for the 2011 Caerphilly Medieval Christmas Market are from 10th-11th December. Read more...

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we went to the market for the first time last year and really enjoyed it and will be going again this year. we live in the midlands after moving from caerphilly 28 years ago and they did not do these things when we lived there wish they did

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Is it going to have a medieval theme again this year did you know?

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