Monday, 10 August 2015


Open Doors Day 2015

The focus of interest in this visit is the 17th century ruined castle of Ruperra. It is privately owned and can be viewed only from the surrounding countryside and footpaths, but these views afford a stunning perception of the former glory of the Ruperra Estate. The Home Farm where the event will be held, lies within a short distance of the castle and is part of the designated conservation and special landscape area. The owner welcomes our event and allows parking and a field if necessary.
After the walk on the public footpaths surrounding the castle and a short talk, there will be tea and cakes in the barn at Ruperra Home Farm. We are planning to have a medieval pretend pageant. This is a working farm which once provided the food for the Morgan of Tredegar living at the castle. There will be an exhibition about the Ruperra Estate, which will include the Castle and outbuildings, the Morgan family, and Henry Morgan the Buccaneer. Also extracts from a diary written between 1890 and 1920 by the farmer William Beechey stretching from the 1890s to 1920s.