Free entry into Cadw sites

Looking for a family day out with a difference? Cadw offers a range of exciting places to explore! Simply present your CSSC card at Cadw sites* on arrival to gain free entry for yourself, one other adult and accompanying children under 16 (max 3).

Visit some of the best castles in the world in Wales as well as abbeys, churches and chapels and some of the most atmospheric ancient monuments that visitors have been seeking out for thousands of years.

Below are some suggestions across Wales for you to visit. Sites range from Caerphilly Castle, Castell Coch and Tintern Abbey in the south to the world Heritage sites of Caernarfon, Harlech, Conwy and Beaumaris Castles in the north of Wales.

For more on places to visit and things to do go to: www.cadw.gov.wales.

*Excludes Carreg Cennen Castle, Weobley Castle, Dolwyddelan Castle and Margam Stones Museum. You may be requested to provide photo ID on entry.


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Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service working for an accessible and well protected historic environment in Wales. They:

  • Conserve Wales's heritage,
  • Help people understand and care about their history, and
  • Help to sustain the distinctive character of Wales.

Cadw is a Welsh word meaning 'to keep' or 'to protect'.


Beaumaris Castle

The most technically perfect castle in Britain has few equals.

Beaumaris Castle

Caernarfon Castle

After all these years, Caernarfon's immense strength remains undimmed.

Caernarfon Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy's massive military strength from the rock on which it stands.

Conwy Castle

Harlech Castle

Harlech's battlements spring out of a near-vertical cliff-face.

Harlech Castle


Castell Coch

The beautiful fabled home of a very wealthy man.

Castell Coch

Caerphilly Castle

The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales.

Caerphilly Castle

Tintern Abbey

The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever.

Tintern Abbey


 

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