A pair of enormous Welsh Dragons have marked St David’s Day with a flying visit to Caernarfon Castle.
The colossal creatures, complete with reptilian scales and lifelike eyes, have been spotted with the castle walls looming in the background.
The Dragons’ arrival marks the launch Cadw‘s Live the Legends campaign. The campaign will bring Wales’s dramatic history to life during Visit Wales’s 2017 Year of Legends.
Dragons feature in many Welsh myths and folklores. The Cadw Dragons, Dewi and Dwynwen, have been named after St David and St Dwynwen — Wales’s most renowned patron saints.
Dewi and Dwynwen were sculpted and moulded before being cast out of fibreglass, weighing a whopping two tonnes. Both were created by a team of 16 at Cardiff-based prop design specialist, Wild Creations.
Dwynwen will be available to see by normal site admission at Caernarfon Castle throughout March. Meanwhile, Dewi will reside at nearby Harlech Castle during March before making a flying visit to Wrexham’s DragonFest on 01 April 2017.
Watch the making of the Dragons: