AN open door weekend is being held in Caernarfon.

With even more venues open to the public than ever before, the event is being held over the weekend of Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9.

This year, CADW will open Caernarfon Castle, free to the public, between 11am and 4pm, on both Saturday and Sunday.

It is an opportunity for people to visit the castle and see its historic exhibitions.

The Caernarfon Civic Society will have a stall in the castle and will organise guided walks around the walls with an emphasis on the Slate Industry at Cei Llechi.

The Old Courthouse in the town, is a grade one listed building.

Plans have been submitted to convert the Old Crown Court into a concert hall and the Old Magistrate’s court into a tea rooms, bar and bistro.

The cells will house a new heritage centre. The building will be open between 9am and 5pm on both days with the opportunity to see plans for the conversion.

Guided tours will be available and there will be musical performances with complimentary tea and coffee.

The Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Porth yr Aur, is open 10am - 3pm, on both days. It was built around 1284 as the Walled Town’s West Gate.

Guided tours will be free of around the building as well as refreshments. The proceeds go towards the RNLI and Channel 4 Cancer charities.

St Mary’s Church is open from 10am - 4pm on Saturday.

It is a Garrison Church in the town centre and an example of a Medieval church for ordinary soldiers. The town's Market Hall, on Palace Street, is also open from 10am - 4pm only on Sunday.

It is an opportunity for the public to go down to the cellars. There is no disabled access. The Institute, Lower Penrallt is open 10am -2pm, on Saturday.

There is a chance to see a number of original paintings and the old public baths. Some of the Caernarfon Town Councillors will act as guides around the building.

Other churches will be open, including the Presbyterian Church on Castle Square, on Saturday, September 8 from 10.30am - 3.30pm.

An exhibition of the history of the church will be on display. Salem Chapel, Pool Street is open on Saturday, September 8, from 10.30am - 3pm. Llanbeblig Church will open on Saturday September 8, between 10am and 3pm.