THERE'S a chance to hop back into the history of North Wales this Easter.

Visitors to Cadw sites can explore hundreds of years of Welsh history this weekend as castles, abbeys and historic houses across the country host an array of family-friendly events.

From meeting medieval knights at Beaumaris Castle to attending a historical scavenger hunt at Valle Crucis Abbey, there are plenty of ways that families can experience the sights, sounds and smells of historic Wales this Easter.

For those who fancy making the most of the events on offer, Cadw membership offers free event entry and unlimited access to over 100 historical sites across Wales.

Denbigh Castle will play host to a medieval weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17.

The event will feature an array of fun family activities, including birds of prey displays with Albion Historical Falconry — who will explain the role that birds of prey played in medieval Wales.

Plus, visitors can enjoy an Easter trail and even medieval combat displays — courtesy of the Princes’ Retinue Living History group.

It will run between 10am and 4pm on both days.


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Standard admission fees apply and no prior booking is required.

At Llangollen's Valle Crucis Abbey, there will be an Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday and Sunday.

Running between 10am and 5pm, visitors are invited to enjoy two fun-filled days of Easter egg trails and scavenger hunts at the historic abbey — with colourful eggs hidden within the majestic ruins.

Standard admission prices apply and no prior booking is required.

To see the full Easter events programme, visit, follow @CadwWales on Twitter and find Cadw on Facebook.