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Caerphilly Castle

It's a big weekend in Caerphilly this weekend with the annual Big Cheese Festival.  It all starts tonight with the Great Cheese Race and the festivities continue throughout the weekend.

At the centre of the celebrations is of course the town's fantastic castle, one of the biggest in the country.

To find out more about it take a look at this video where the King of the Castle, (or Head Custodian to give him his proper title) Tony Payne tells us all about this magnificent fort.

A Big Weekend

Big WeekendIt's a big weekend coming up in Cardiff.  In fact it is THE Big Weekend, the highlight of the Cardiff Summer Festival.  City Hall lawn is taken over by a fairground, stalls and music stage for one long party.

The free festival all starts on Friday with many local bands taking to the stage before headliners Funeral for a Friend play their set.  Fireworks then round off the evening with a bang.

Saturday sees the ever popular MAS Carnival kick off the day's activities.  Hundreds of flamboyant costumes, carnival creations, giant puppets on backpacks and mobile sculptures take part in a grand parade from the Wales Millennium Centre before arriving at the City Hall for more music and festivities throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Sunday's music sees more bands take to the stage before The Feeling and a grand fireworks display brings the weekend to a close.

For more information visit their website or follow The Cardiff Festival on Twitter