Caldicot Castle up for coveted Green Flag Award

By Richard Whitehouse   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Wednesday 25th November 2020 4:51 pm
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MonLife is calling on residents to vote for Caldicot Castle and Country Park for a coveted Green Flag Award.

MonLife, which is part of Monmouthshire County Council and delivers leisure, youth and outdoor education, green infrastructure and countryside access, play, learning, destination management, arts, museums and attractions, is calling on people to vote before it is too late.

The historic site has been nominated for the 2020 Green Flag UK People Choice Award but the site is no stranger to being awarded the prestigious accolade and has held the status since 2013.

Caldicot Castle is set within 55 acres of idyllic country park. Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home, the castle has a romantic and colourful history.

The landmark and its surroundings join a long list of locations in Monmouthshire that have won a Green Flag Award, including Tintern Old Station and Castle Meadows in Abergavenny.

The scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Councillor Richard John, cabinet member for MonLife said: “It’s wonderful to see such a beautiful site up for this year’s People’s Choice Award, and it’s a site loved by so many people in Monmouthshire.

’’Not only is it surrounded by fantastic country space but it carries with it history and untold tales hidden in the castle walls. It certainly is a space to be enjoyed by the whole family and I would be absolutely delighted if we could secure a Green Flag Award once more.”

Residents are running out of time to have their say as voting ends on Friday, November 27.


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