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Mari Lwyd

One of the most well-known Welsh customs is the Mari Lwyd, meaning 'Grey Mare', a horse-figure carried from door to door by wassail-singing groups during the Christmas season, come and see her cause her usual mischief at Dinefwr.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for a warming drink, music, and a mischievous Mari. When Mari and her group get to Newton House, they will sing Welsh language songs or wassails, and indulge in a ritual called pwnco: an exchange of rude rhymes with the person who lives there. If the Mari and her gang get entry, the household is said to have good luck for the year. The Mari is well-known to be mischievous – trying to steal things and the chase people she likes – as she goes about her bidding. Join us for mischief and fun!

Wear suitable shoes cosy clothes. Free entry.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


All ages welcome

Meeting point

At the front of Newton House.

What to bring and wear

Cosy clothes, but be warned Mari has a penchant for stealing hats...


The event will all take place on the ground floor of the house.

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