Beautiful display now open at Caernarfon Castle

A beautiful sculpture consisting of thousands of red ceramic poppies, marking the 100th anniversary of WW1, has now gone on show close to our holiday parks in north Wales. The sculpture, which is the first to go on display in Wales, is called ‘The Weeping Window’. It was part of an installation displayed at the Tower of London in 2014 that marked the British and Commonwealth deaths in the war and proved to be hugely loved by the public. The free display which sees thousands of poppies cascading down the castles walls will be there for all to see for the next 6 weeks at Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, which is fittingly home to the Royal Welch Fusiliers museum. The distinguished regiment fought throughout WW1, including at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and included a number of famous poets including David Jones, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves.There will also be a fascinating exhibition entitled Remembrance for Peace, featuring Wales’ Book of Remembrance from World War One. Executive producer Nigel Hinds said: “Caernarfon Castle is a poignant and fitting place for the poppy sculpture Weeping Window to be presented as part of its tour of the UK.”It is particularly fitting that the poppies will be at the castle over the centenary of the last weeks of the Battle of the Somme, in which the Royal Welch Fusiliers played such an important role.” Julie James AM, deputy minister for skills, added: “The loss suffered by those affected by the First World War was felt for generations, and this exhibition offers an important opportunity to remember and commemorate all those lost.”Take a moment to go and visit this incredible homage to our fallen soldiers when staying at our holiday parks in north Wales. Other articles you may also want to read:Stunning views of north Wales captured by drone4 coastal walks to do in north Wales Photo by: Albertistvan

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