The Caerphilly Medieval Market has a variety of festive entertainment including Street entertainers, re enactment displays, the castle Jester, music, Santa’s grotto, cookery demonstration programme, children’s workshops and funfair rides.
Annually, usually the second weekend in December.
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
What to buy: Over 150 traders around the event site selling food, replica medieval goods and traditional crafts, including a farmers market, a continental market as well as a food and craft fayre
What to pay: Various
At the small pedestrian street opposite the castle entrance we bought some nice and cheap clothes from Cancer Research Wales(pic 1). It’s a typical store of its kind, we saw many in UK, they sell items in low prices, and all that because all the money go for Cancer research or to the Red Cross. Most of them are second hand (but usually in good condition) or just new items that people don’t want and donate them to these stores!
We also entered at Poundland Market(pic 2), not really important for a tourist but this low cost super market sells everything for £1. Which means you can have all your favorite candys, huge chips or chocolates, packets of 2 cola for just 1 pound. Not bad, not bad :)
Finally we visited Card Centre(pic 3). Before we catch the bus back to Cardiff we noticed this small store which sells thousands of cards, everything you can imagine from birthday wishes to funny saying is here. They also have some beautiful magnets also with small sayings etc They don’t say From Caerphilly but they seemed much more interesting for the special ones you have back home.
This is a great shop for all kinds of Welsh gifts, from Sheep Poo Paper to Rugby shirts all Welsh themed there is something for everybody in here. If there is something special you want or something in another size then you can always order it from their website.
Castle Court shopping centre is only a small shopping area but it caters for all your shopping needs. Here you'll find an Argos, Boots, Sports shop, Clothes shops, card shops and a few lovely coffee shops to name a few. There is free car parking next to the Morrisons superstore providing easy access to Castle Court.
The Gift Shop is an attractive wooden building and well designed for people to browse in.
It has the normal sort of gifts that attract tourists - mugs; guide books; calendars; fortresses; model knights, damsels, dragons; wooden swords; t-shirts imitating chain mail; lovespoons etc
What to buy: whatever you fancy
What to pay: not too expensive