"Caerphilly - famous for two things!" Top 5 Page for this destination Caerphilly by warney

Caerphilly Travel Guide: 122 reviews and 420 photos

Caerphilly is famous for two things - the Castle (Europe's second largest ) and for making Cheese! Although the Castle still remains the long tradition of making cheese has fallen by the way side in recent times and is not as evident as it once was.

Caerphilly castle cheese is pale, tangy, salty, firm, crumbly cheese. Caerphilly cheese actually stopped being produced in Caerphilly for three years between 1993-6 because of difficulty obtaining milk from the milk marketing board. However, Castle Dairies now produces locally-made Caerphilly cheese.

Several years ago, Caerphilly Country Borough Council launched the ‘Big Cheese‘ festival in order to highlight the richness of history, heritage and culture of Caerphilly.

The festival is held in and around the castle grounds in late July early August and is FREE (check dates). The event is an excellent day out and last year attracted some 80,000 people to Caerphilly over the course of the weekend. In 2003, the festival is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors.

During the festival there are a variety of displays in and adjacent to the castle, including medieval warfare demonstrations, archery, falconry, live music, a funfair and local produce stalls.

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  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    we didnt try the cheese :(

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2005 at 1:56 AM

    Excellent and informative page on this gorgeous castle. Although the love story has a tragic ending, the castle owes it its ghost, and every castle should have one.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2005 at 12:17 AM

    Wish I'd seen your page before I visited the castle. Loved it nonetheless.

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 6:54 AM

    Great love story about Gruffydd and Alice and so impresive castle! Well done!

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 12:17 PM

    Impressive castle and an interesting piece of history! I've enjoyed reading your page a lot, thanks :-)

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 6:34 AM

    Remember that song Alice Alice who the **** is Alice, I wouldnt like to meet up with her I bet she is still in a bad mood, and I dont blame her ! lol

  • Travelchili's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2003 at 10:23 AM

    Great page and I would love to see that castle! Greetings from Travelchili:)

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2003 at 9:41 AM

    WOW ! The castle is amazing !!!!! I'm a sucker for castles in Europe ! :) Excellent page ! Regards.

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