Ffair Rhaglen XIII

4th - 14th August 2017


Fair Cousins of Insulae Draconis, of Drachenwald, and of lands beyond both knowne and unknowne, Let there be merriment and song in every hall, let the drums be beat and the horns sound, let all take up the joyous cry: Ffair Rhaglen XIII cometh!

Hear ye not the walls of the castle calling your name? Come! In their shadow shall blows be struck, shafts be loosed, skeins unskeined, and all manner of delights and diuersions seen by day and night. Can not ye few, ye happy few, smell the smoke of its fires, and hear the wind in its ramparts calling ye home? It is time! Your humble stewards, marshalls and diuerse others being responsible for this wondrous gathering beg all concerned to make use of the specificks herein enclosed. Tarry not, lest the gates close against ye!

Raglan Schedule

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Bookings Closed

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Fees are based on the number of days you are present on site. Fees for those staying off-site are reduced.

Single day only:10 GBP for an adult and 2.50 GBP for a child aged 5-16 years.
2-5 days: 20 GBP for an adult and 5 GBP for a child aged 5-16 years. (15 GBP and 2.50 GBP off-site)
6-11 days:40 GBP for an adult and 10 GBP for a child aged 5-16 years. (30 GBP and 5 GBP off-site)
Family cap: 100 GBP for up to two adults and any number of under-16s sharing a tent; 80 GBP for family groups staying off-site.
Children under 5 years FREE

After 18th July a late booking fee of 5 GBP will be added to adult multi-day rates (no change to single day or child rates). 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.

Cancellation Policy

Attendance may be cancelled up to two weeks before booking closes with no penalty. Attendance may be cancelled between two weeks and one week before booking closes, but half the booked price must be paid. Attendance cancelled after one week before booking closes will incur full costs. Cancellation emails should be sent to the reservation steward as early as possible.


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

Site opens 2 pm Friday 4th August and closes 12 noon on Monday 14th 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.



The nearest train stations are Newport (Gwent) which is a 25-minute drive and Abergavenny station which is 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 is self-catering. To cook food on site, all fires must be raised off the ground with trays underneath to catch embers. 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 staff

Event Steward: Lady Amphelise de Wodeham; email: raglansteward@insulaedraconis.org

Reservations:Dom Duarte Gonçalves; email: raglanreservations@insulaedraconis.org

Arts & Science Steward: Lady Elen Benet; email: raglanaands@insulaedraconis.org

Heavy Marshal: Lord Duncan Kerr; email: raglanmarshal@insulaedraconis.org

Fencing Marshal: Lady Catlin le Mareschale; email: raglanfencing@insulaedraconis.org

Archery Marshal: Lady Constanza of Thamesreach; email: raglanarchery@insulaedraconis.org

Herald in Charge: Lord Tomas Baynbrigg; email: raglanherald@insulaedraconis.org