Giant dragon appears at Caerphilly Castle
By Lydia Bryant on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, has launched a new campaign called Historic Adventures, in a bid to attract more visitors to Cadw sites during Visit Wales’s Year of Adventure.
Instead of doing the usual mundane press activities, the folks at Cadw have decided to get creative and commissioned Wild Creations (the guys behind the giant rugby ball in a wall stunt) to create a giant dragon that has been placed in the grounds of Wale’s largest castle, suitably named ‘the terror of Caerphilly’.
The four meter long, red and black scaled beast even has smoke coming out of its nostrils. It took a team of 15 six weeks to build the fibre glass structure, weighing a whopping tonne.
Visitors will be able to see the dragon for free up until Sunday 6th March, then it will be moved inside Caerphilly castle until the summer, where standard admission fees apply.
Cadw has also created a competition to coincide with ‘the terror of Caerphilly’ installation, where the ten best pictures of the dragon with the hashtag #HistoricAdventures will win a Cadw explorer pass.