The Dragon's Lair

Fancy getting up close to a real Welsh Dragon? Well, you’re in luck — Cadw now boasts a Dragon Family, made up of four enormous beasties.

The Cadw Dragon family

The Cadw Dragon family

The father of the family is Dewi — the black-and-red beast that originally found fame after breaking the banks of Caerphilly Castle in 2016.

The mum is Dwynwen — the beautiful Caernarfon Dragon who gleams with pearlescent purple scales.

And the two babies — Dylan and Cariad — are the offspring of the two Cadw Dragons, known for being adorable but VERY mischievous.

Read on to find out where you can meet the Dragons — if you dare!

And click here for more information on the famous Cadw Dragons and the magical story of their adventures in Wales.


Event: Dare to meet the Cadw Dragons
Date / Time: Saturday 28 October — Sunday 29 October 2017. Open 10am–4pm daily.
Venue: Flint Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dwynwen, the mythical monster, and her Dragon Babies, at Flint Castle.
Booking: No booking required. Admission is free.

Event: Dare to meet the Cadw Dragons
Date / Time: Monday, 30 October 2017 — until further notice. Open 9.30am to 5pm daily.
Venue: Caerphilly Castle  
Info: Visitors can get up close to Cadw Dragons, Dewi and Dwynwen, but will have to keep their eyes peeled for their mischievous little monsters, Dylan and Cariad, who are playing hide and seek around the Castle…  
Booking: No booking required. Usual admission fees apply.

Watch this space for information on the next moves of the Cadw Dragons.

And make sure you share your legendary experience on social media with the hashtag #LivetheLegends — our favourite dragon selfie will be in for a chance of winning a year’s family membership.