(SOLD OUT) Craig Y Nos Castle *Overnight Stay*
Craig Y Nos Castle
Friday 11th – 12th February 2022
1 ROOM is based on 2 sharing (minimum bookings required 2 tickets)
Including dinner total of £25 voucher & buffet breakfast
9PM – 2AM
location – Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL
Check in 3PM 11/02/2022
Dinner served at 6.30pm
Breakfast served at 8AM-10AM
Check out 10AM 12/02/22
Craig-y-Nos Castle and grounds were once the estate of the celebrated opera diva Adelina Patti who during her lifetime (1843-1919) became one of the world’s most famous and highly rewarded entertainers.
Before the advent of microphones, amplifiers and recording equipment Adelina Patti was filling huge theatres with her rich voice and even the people in the poorest seats at the back of the hall were never disappointed. Not only would she maintain her performance for hours at a time, but she would often give two shows in one evening, with only an hour’s rest between them. On her tours she would keep up an incredible work rate for a period of several months. At her peak she was earning £100,000 a year, equivalent to around £11 million a year today.
Her earnings were indeed colossal and in her day Craig Y Nos had 40 full time domestic staff and around 50 groundsmen diverting the River Tawe by hand to create her pleasure gardens and lakeland walks (now Craig y Nos Country Park). This means she employed around 90-100 people at any one time. The castle in her day would have been a magnificent palace befitting one of the wealthiest woman of her day.
Why such a woman chose to live in not so sunny Wales when she could have chosen anywhere in Europe to make her home is a mystery. Maybe it was the mountain scenery, the clear air to help her singing voice, or Wales’ reputation as a nation of song.
In 1878 she paid £3,500 for the castle (worth around £2m today), but to her this was a mere week’s earnings! No 25 year mortgages for Patti! She truly was a star, the Madonna of her day, and she was earning around double that of the top opera divas of her time.
Craig-y-nos: Life in a Welsh Tuberculosis Sanatorium,1922-1959′
Your booking (per person) includes a dinner voucher worth £25, please contact us with your dinner orders 1 week before the event.
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- 3pm - 5pm
- Check In
- 6.30pm - 8pm
- Evening Meal
- 8am - 10am
- 10.30am - 11.am
- Check out