5 ideas for dragon spotting in Wales 

You'll see it flying proudly above civic buildings, school and universities. You'll see it fluttering on St David's Day every March 1st in Wales and painted on the eager faces of Welsh fans at rugby internationals at the Principality Stadium.  The Welsh flag has a rare and beautiful design and a long, tangled history involving some of Wales' greatest legends, warriors and kings. Fancy spotting some dragons of your own? How about these for inspiration… If you see any other dragons on your travels, be sure to take a snap and tag us in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Follow the Cadw dragon

The Cadw Dragon outside Caerphilly Castle with its nostrils smoking

Cadw Dragon, Caerphilly Castle, South Wales Valleys

 by Cadw

The Cadw dragon made its debut in March 2016 and has been delighting visitors across Wales who’ve posed for selfies with the fabulous creation during his grand tour. Check out Cadw’s website to see where he’ll pop up next.

Sip a cider

Black Dragon cider in a mythical setting

A bottle of Black Dragon by Gwynt y Ddraig, South Wales

 by Gwynt y Ddraig

South Wales-based cider and perry company Gwynt y Ddraig – which means ‘Dragon’s Wind’, uses the fiery dragon as its symbol. Try a Black Dragon or the Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal Cider that features a cartoon red dragon on its bottles.

Climb a worm 

Worm's Head in Rhossili on a clear day

Worm's Head, Rhossili, Swansea Bay

OK, so technically Worm’s Head in Gower looks more like a worm, BUT its name comes from the Viking word for dragon: ‘wyrm’ – plus, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Rhossili Bay, one of the finest views in Wales.

The Celtic Manor 

A view across the golf course of the Celtic Manor Resort

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wye Valley and Vale of Usk

 by The Celtic Manor Resort

You wouldn’t normally expect to encounter a dragon at a top hotel and resort, but we think the Dragon carved in to the pillar in Celtic Manor Resort’s main entrance blends in rather well.

King Arthur’s Labyrinth 

A stone welsh dragon found in King Arthur's Labyrinth
King Arthur's Labyrinth, Machynlleth, Snowdonia

Not only will you find out about the legendary Arthur in a memorable underground experience, you’ll encounter the odd dragon, Druidy goings on and lots of Celtic details and displays to snap on your phone.