The history of Caerphilly goes back thousands of years, with the region being made famous by the medieval castle which can still be visited today. During the 19th century, the area gained a reputation for producing some of the country’s best cheese and as such now has the festival to celebrate.
It’s estimated around 80,000 people attend the weekend. Proceedings start with the Friday traditional Great Cheese Race before an evening of music, the travelling funfair and a spectacular firework display. The rest of the weekend hosts reenactments from Caerphilly’s past, animal marquees, a food festival, live music and craft stands.
Nearest airport will be Cardiff, less than twenty miles away. The volume of visitors to Caerphilly during the festival has made it one of the biggest events in Wales, whilst the events are free there are park and ride facilities available for a small £2 charge.
It wouldn’t be the Big Cheese Festival without the Great Cheese Race, starting 6pm on the Friday evening. With lots to see over the weekend make it a weekend of it for the whole family, as Caerphilly Castle is also open free of charge for the festival too.
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It’s not just about the famous Caerphilly cheese, so when in the area visit the Medieval Caerphilly Castle or a walk through Cwmcarn Forest. There’s plenty of family entertainment in the area and Cardiff, Wales capital, is only a short and picturesque journey on the train.
For more information on the Big Cheese Festival including: visitor information, contact details, the history of the Big Cheese Festival, local attractions and what’s on visit the official website here.
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