Friday 27 October 2017
Visitors to Wales’s historic sites this Halloween can enjoy a series of spooktacular events that promise to uncover the supernatural secrets lurking behind the stone walls.
The events, organised by the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw), will take guests along ghostly trails and uncover the terrifying tales from Wales’s past.
Caernarfon Castle will treat visitors to a day of chills and thrills, complete with face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and a lucky dip. They’ll also be invited to follow a ghostly gang who will guide them through dark passageways and creepy towers in search for an obnoxious knight.
Meanwhile at Castell Coch, celebrated vampire hunter, Dr Lewis Van Helsing, will call on brave assistants to help him track down the terrifying Count Dracula who is on the loose in the castle. Guests will meet several characters from Bram Stoker’s famous novel, and are reminded to pack plenty of garlic of course.
Those looking to avoid potential ghoulish encounters can opt for a selection of crafty activities, from cake and biscuit decorating sessions at Rhuddlan Castle to mask making at Cilgerran Castle.
And at Flint Castle, visitors can even catch a glimpse of some well-known Baby Dragons, as Cadw’s colossal creature, Dwynwen, prepares to fly down with her young whelps to spend the weekend meeting and greeting locals. Storytellers will also treat lucky guests to some magical and mythical tales.
Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in Wales, said: “With more than 6,000 years of history to explore at Cadw sites, they are bursting with mythical stories and tales of spooky sightings — so what better time to visit than on Halloween?”
For full event listings, visit www.gov.wales/cadw, find Cadw on Facebook or follow @CadwWales on Twitter.