fFair Rhaglen XV

2-11 August at Raglan Castle, Wales

With a swift breeze that snaps the pennant flying over the tower…
With the smell of woodsmoke and damp Welsh earth…
With the echo of music and the clash of swords…
… For the 15th year, Raglan calls you home.

When: 2nd -11th August 2019
Where: Raglan Castle, Wales

Information and Schedule

The Raglan booklets are available for download. They will not be printed out on site. If you would like to print your own, note that they are formatted for A5 paper, and please adjust your printer settings accordingly.

Raglan Information Booklet
Raglan Booklet for Kids

Draft schedule (subject to change)

Fees

Fees are based on the number of days you are present on site

  • Single day only: 25 GBP for an adult and 5 GBP for a child aged 13-16 years
  • 2-5 days: 50 GBP for an adult and 20 GBP for a child aged 13-16 years
  • 6-11 days: 80 GBP for an adult and 35 GBP for a child aged 13-16 years
  • Children under 13 years go free

After 30th June a late booking fee of 5 GBP will be added to adult multi-day rates (no change to single day or child rates).

As we have to pay for the site in advance of the event we ask UK residents to please pay in advance to confirm their booking. Payments can be made in advance by cheque or bank transfer - please ask the reservations steward for the details. Non-UK guests, please send travel details (for example, flight or ferry reservations) as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

Why have the fees changed since last year?

Bookings

Book by filling in this form.

Cancellation Policy

Up to the 30th June bookings may be cancelled without any penalty.

If you cancel your booking between the 1st July 2019 and 15th July 2019 (inclusive), 50% of your booking fee is payable. Bookings cancelled after 15th July will incur full costs.

Cancellation emails should be sent to the reservation steward as early as possible.

The cancellation policy may be waived at the sole discretion of the Event Steward on a case by case basis.

Site

Raglan Castle (no street address), Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BT, UK

Site opens 2pm Friday 2nd August and closes 2pm on Sunday 11th August. This is a period site and has limited facilities (no showers, no kitchen). The site is non-smoking and discreetly wet. Dogs are permitted.

Accommodation is camping only. If you prefer to stay off-site, there are a number of hotels and B&Bs in Raglan village and the vicinity.

Please note that due to limited space on site, we will not be allocating tent space to commercial tents, and may need to restrict the number of storage/communal tents.

Read the site rules.

Travel

The nearest train stations are Newport (Gwent) which is a 25-minute drive and Abergavenny station which is an 11-minute drive. Both are served by taxis. There are also buses serving Raglan village.

Access to site is between 9:30am and 11pm. Overnight access is only in the event of an emergency. Please ensure your travel arrangements will allow you to reach the castle during that time.

Occupancy Cap

Please note that CADW regulations mean that only 120 people can stay on-site per night. This includes children and infants. As we approach the cap, we will be making announcements with the number of places remaining. In the event that we receive more bookings than the cap, we will operate a waiting list. Please note that there is no limit to the number of people who can stay off-site.

Food

Food is self-catering. To cook food on site, all fires must be raised off the ground by at least 10cm with trays underneath to catch embers and sufficient damping/barriers to prevent scorching the earth. Do not disturb or remove the turf. There is a cafe 5-10 minutes walk from the castle. Raglan village is a brisk 15-minute walk from the castle, with shops, pubs and other food outlets; Newport and Monmouth are a short drive away and have larger supermarkets and restaurants.

Event Team

Meet the team

Event Steward: Eleanor of Dovebridge - [email protected] *
Deputy Event Steward: Antonio di Rienzo Ruspoli
Reservations Steward: Mary Verch Thomas - [email protected]
Camp coordinator: Caitriona of the Ravens - [email protected]
A&S coordinator: Duarte Goncalves - [email protected]
Archery marshal: Maud de Elsynge - [email protected]
Herald in charge: Aryanhwy merch Catmael - [email protected]
Armoured marshal: Yannick of Normandy - [email protected]
Fencing marshal: Genevieve la flechiere - [email protected]
Night market bailiff: Aodh Ó Siadhail
Children’s steward: ??

*Sneaky shadow stewards because I never go anywhere without them: Sarah Ashton and Gwenllian Verch Andras