The Dragon's Lair

Fancy getting up close to a real Welsh Dragon? Well, you’re in luck — Cadw has introduced a second Dragon to its collection.

The first is Dewi — the black-and-red beast that found fame after breaking the banks of Caerphilly Castle in 2016. And the second is Dwynwen — the brand new Caernarfon Dragon who gleams with pearlescent purple scales.

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 their magical love story.

Event: Dare to meet the Cadw Dragons
Date / Time: 03 April – 28 May 2017
Venue: Caerphilly Castle
Info: Visitors are dared to stand inside Dewi’s giant claw and stand beneath Dwynwen’s terrifying jaws as they’re ‘captured’ by the mythical monsters at Caerphilly Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The Dragons will be available to see until 28 May when Dwynwen will begin her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 29 May – 11 June 2017
Venue: Chepstow Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, the mythical monster, at Chepstow Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 11 June when she will continue her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 12 June – 25 June 2017
Venue: Raglan Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, the mythical monster, at Raglan Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 25 June when she will continue her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 27 June – 09 July
Venue: Tretower Court  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, the mythical monster, at Tretower Court and Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 09 July when she will continue her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 11 July – 30 July 2017
Venue: Kidwelly Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, the mythical monster, at Kidwelly Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 30 July when she will continue her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 01 August – 13 August 2017
Venue: Harlech Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, by the mythical monster, at Harlech Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 13 August when she will continue her journey across Wales. Usual admission fees apply.

Event: Dare to meet Dwynwen
Date / Time: 15 August – 28 August 2017
Venue: Beaumaris Castle  
Info: Visitors are dared to meet Dywnwen, the mythical monster, at Beaumaris Castle.
Booking: No booking required. The dragon will be available to see until 28 August. 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.