A dragon’s shadow on Caerphilly Castle

Dare you meet the dragon?

Wales’s much-loved mythical creature — the Welsh dragon — has emerged through the earth at Caerphilly Castle. Will you be captured by the colossal creature?

Find out how the beast broke through the banks
Woman at Criccieth Castle

Open Doors

Do you own or manage a characterful property that the public might like to explore? If so, you can now register for Open Doors 2016.

Find out how your venue can take part in this September’s celebrations
A family at Kidwelly Castle.


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Conwy Castle

Heritage Tourism Project 

The Heritage Tourism Project, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has brought heritage sites across Wales to life.

See the HTP section for more information
Help, Advice and Grants

Help, Advice and Grants

Visit our help, advice and grants pages to find out more about looking after your historic property.

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Pete Fowler comics

Pack your imagination

Take a look back at some of the fun things Cadw had to offer this summer — such as impressive Lego videos, creative colouring-in sheets and comics by acclaimed artist Pete Fowler.

Visit the Fun section for the full list of activities

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Harlech Castle

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