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        • Over the bank holiday weekend the castle will be hosting a variety of activities as shown below : Saturday 23 August Throughout the day -Children’s Arts and Crafts 14:00 – 17:00 – Friends of Oystermouth Recruitment and Refreshments – find out more about the Friends and how you can help. Sunday 24 August 12:00 – […]

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