Caerphilly Castle will be transformed into a major UK tourist destination, complete with two new family attractions!
The epic £570k transformation will see Wales’s largest castle become even bigger and better with the installation of an interactive medieval Maze and mystical Dragons’ Lair.
It is all part of a £9.5m Welsh Government investment to enhance visitor experience at Wales’s captivating sites over the next three years.
Designed by specialists behind top attractions such as The London Dungeon, Warwick Castle and Madame Tussauds, ‘Gilbert’s Maze’ will tell the story of Caerphilly’s unique defensive features and invite brave visitors to dodge obstacles and locate secret passageways to capture the castle without getting caught by its thirteenth-century owner, Gilbert de Clare.
And everyone’s favourite Welsh Dragons will finally be getting their own home… With the addition of an eerie Dragons’ Lair.
Nestled inside a rocky cave set in the shadows of Caerphilly Castle’s iconic leaning tower, visitors will be able to hear the dragons’ epic tale choreographed to a dramatic audio-visual display.
What’s more, the ‘real’ Gilbert de Clare, will be returning to Caerphilly Castle this August in a bid to keep his mighty fortress safe from any unwanted intruders!
Will you be able to capture Caerphilly without getting caught?
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