A POSITIVELY medieval take on Easter celebrations invaded a historic castle over the weekend.

Hundreds of people turned out for the Medieval Easter Egg-stravaganza held at Denbigh Castle on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

A series of activities was organised by Cadw, the public heritage management service, including an Easter egg hunt set within the thirteenth century fortress as well as historic displays, crafts workshops and have-a-go archery.

There was the chance to meet and have a photo with the Easter Bunny, though the symbol of the Christian holiday was not present in Great Britain until the 17th century, several centuries after the medieval period.

The adults took part in their own fun in the Denbigh sunshine, with the Princes Retinue re-enactment society demonstrating medieval combat and living history.

Children also had the chance to try and hit a 'Knight in the Stocks' with wet sponges.