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13ft Welsh dragon bursts from banks at Caerphilly Castle

People in Caerphilly awoke to find the mythical Welsh dragon bursting from the town's castle banks on St David's Day.

The four-metre (13ft) long attraction, with black and red scales and smoke-flaring nostrils, was created by Cardiff-based prop design company, Wild Creations.

It marked the launch of a campaign by Wales' historical heritage body, Cadw, to bring to life never-seen-before events at its sites.

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, said: "Dragons feature in many of Wales' great myths and legends and it is stories like these that make our country's heritage so unique."

A time-lapse video showed the dragon being made by Wild Creations - the firm that embedded a giant rugby ball in Cardiff Castle's walls during last year's Rugby World Cup.

  • 01 Mar 2016
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