Wednesday 14 June

Beating the Bounds Opening Concert

Treorchy Male Choir & Llantrisant Primary School Choir
Llantrisant Parish Church at 7.30pm
Tickets £8.00 each
Available from Llantrisant Primary School, Dean Powell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Model House

Thursday 15 June

A Celebration of the Freemen of Llantrisant at The Wheatsheaf

As we welcome Freemen from around the world to join this year's Beating the Bounds, we invite them all to a social evening to celebrate their ancestry!

Friday 16 June

Beating the Bounds Banquet - SOLD OUT

Saturday 17 June

Beating the Bounds

Castle Green Marquee  
Llantrisant Primary School Choir
Penyfai Dancers
RAF Voluntary Band
Kim Bardsley School of Dance
The Unforgiven
Llantrisant Folk Club

Castle Green
Falconry UK
Polkadot Teapot
Miniature Farmyard
Children's Crafts
Treasure Hunt

Swan Street Car Park
Vintage Fairground 

Llantrisant Common
Cardiff Garrison Click Here

English Civil War Society Living History Medieval Village Click Here

Lords & Lilies Longbowmen Camp & Displays

Gwaun Ruperra Car Park
Wales Air Ambulance Displays
South Wales Fire Service Displays
South Wales Police Displays

Swan Street & George Street

Bull Ring
GTFM Radio Roadshow

Parish Hall
Cakes & Refreshments
Craft Stalls

Parish Church
Beating the Bounds Thanksgiving Service followed by Beating the Bounds March

Llantrisant Common
English Civil War Society Battle

Castle Green Marquee
Music & Laughter on the Hill                                   

Enjoy a wonderful evening with Llantrisant Male Choir and Llantrisant Ladies Choir at the Castle Green Marquee. Plenty of fun an laughter at the informal social evening for residents and visitors alike. Buffet included in the price of a ticket. £5 each - available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 18 June

Castle Green Marquee
Afon Community Dance
The Semantics
Mike Morgan
Craig Rees
Phil Rowe

Guided History Walk of Llantrisant

Dr William Price Lecture

Swan Street Car Park
Vintage Fairground 

Llantrisant Common
Lords & Lilies Longbow Display 

English Civil War Society Living History Camp

Cardiff Garrison

English Civil War Society Battle on the Common

Castle Green Marquee
Comedy Night at the Marquee with Paul Sinha
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Beating the Bounds 2017

Llantrisant’s famous Beating the Bounds returns to the historic hilltop town in June 2017 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The seven-mile boundary walk of the ancient borough of Llantrisant dates back 660 years and attracts more than 10,000 people to the town.

Organised by Llantrisant Town Trust with the support of Llantrisant Community Council it is only held every seven years and has become recognised as one of the oldest community traditions in Wales.

It began in 1346 following the presentment of a charter by the Lord of Glamorgan to create freemen of Llantrisant.

There will be plenty of family fun in store throughout the streets including concerts, banquets, entertainers, radio roadshows, a fairground, stalls and activities.

Dean Powell, Clerk to Llantrisant Town Trust said: “Beating the Bounds is an eagerly awaited festival and ceremony in the historic town of Llantrisant and attracts many thousands of visitors to the locality.

“It comes as a major boost to the local economy as residents and businesspeople alike eagerly await the opportunity to showcase their town to a wider audience.

“In 2017 we plan to provide one of the biggest Beating the Bounds to date which will include a whole host of events and activities over a five-day period.

“This has always been a successful event for the entire community and with their continued support we look forward to June 2017 with great expectation.”

Starting on Wednesday June 14 Beating the Bounds will be launched with a celebrity concert at Llantrisant Parish Church featuring the world-famous Treorchy Male Choir and Llantrisant Primary School.

There will be a social evening for the Freemen of Llantrisant and the launch of a new history guide book of the town on Thursday June 15.

On Friday June 16 internationally renowned big band singer Jeff Hooper will entertain the Beating the Bounds Banquet in the Castle Green Marquee.

The Beating the Bounds ceremony takes place on June 17 while a host of performers ranging from local groups and brass bands to choirs and folk dancers entertain the crowds throughout the streets. There will also be a fairground attraction and activities area provided by the army and emergency services.

Following a service at Llantrisant Parish Church at 12noon the seven mile walk will begin with a procession throughout the old town led by the celebrated Cwm Tawe Youth Band.

Llantrisant Town Trust will follow with their historic town mace, dated 1633 and older than the one used in the House of Commons. On reaching nearby Cross Inn the trustees will literally “bounce” children on one of the ancient boundary stones – a tradition dating back to the 14th century.

The fully-marshalled boundary walk includes Brynteg, Llantrisant Common to the Royal Mint and Llantrisant Golf Club before crossing through Talbot Green to Cross Inn and back to the hilltop town.

Beating the Bounds will conclude on Sunday June 18 with a guided history walk before a spectacular Comedy Night at the Castle Green Marquee hosted by Paul Sinha, the comedian, broadcaster and quiz player of “The Chase”.

Funding for Beating the Bounds has been provided by Llantrisant Community Council with the support of Llantrisant Town Trust and a number of donors including Abbey Glass, Blakemore, Balmoral Tanks, Pontyclun Community Shop, Devonalds Solicitors, Persimmon Homes and by public subscription along with fundraising activities at The Bear Inn.

Support is also being provided by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and South Wales Police.

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