Castle Studies Group 35th Annual Conference

Thursday April 21  – Sunday 24 April, 2022


CSG Conference 2022 - April 21-24 - Castles of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

We are pleased to announce that for 2022 the confirmed plan is to reprise the originally planned, but postponed Carmarthenshire CSG conference and AGM. It will be based at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen.

The proposed sites will mainly be in the Pembrokeshire area and will be predominantly those in private ownership, many of which we have never been to before as a group. They will (possibly) include visits from the following wish list: Carmarthen Castle and town; Northern Pembrokeshire: (Haverfordwest, Roch, Newport, Nevern), Cardigan; Southern Pembrokeshire (Narberth, Picton, Carew, Upton). It may also include one or two sites in the Gower peninsula. A final drop-off point will be Swansea Railway Station for delegates catching return trains, and back to Carmarthen for car drivers.

A conference application form will be available shortly on the CSG website (mid December) and will outline the precautions still necessary, if applicable, for Covid 19. Any members staying at the hotel and benefiting from the conference will do so at their own risk. Present conditions allow for a maximum of 50 delegates, and, as usual, bookings are on a first come, first served basis. Please look out for the conference booking forms (pdf file) on the ‘Events’ page.

Chris Jones-Jenkins - Conference Organiser

Carmarthen Castle - John Speed - 1610 Buck Bros view of Haverfordwest, from the east, 1749