Hard Hat Days announce - 27th May and 3rd June

Hard Hat Days announce - 27th May and 3rd June

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity.  

In conjunction with the Hay Festival we're organising a series of 'hard hat' tours of the newly cleared castle site, including the recent archaeological excavations and the restoration work commenced just two weeks ago by Sally Strachey Conservation Ltd and Historic England.

The tours will be conducted by our Chair, castle expert Garry Crook, will last about 100 mins and include return minibus transport from Hay on Wye. Hard hats will be supplied!

Places  are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours cost £10.00 per person and depart at 10.00, 13.00 and 16.00 this Saturday 27th May, and next Saturday 3rd June. 

For more details and to book call Bridie Sullivan, Secretary, on 01981 550836 or email info@snodhillcastle.org as soon as possible.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Preliminary Excavations Begin

A team from HerefordshireArchaeology began some preliminary excavations on the South East Bastion prior to restoration work and uncovered a fascinating chamber whose purpose is as yet unclear. 

Historic England Visit the Castle

The castle welcomed Jesse Norman MP and Duncan Wilson CBE, CEO of Historic England.

From Left to Right: Rhodri Evans: Principle Adviser Heritage at Risk (HE); Duncan Wilson: CEO, (HE); Jesse Norman: South Herefordshire's MP; Veryan Heal: Planning Director (HE); Garry Crook (SCPT Chair); Surrey Garland (SCPT Treasurer).