No Fee, it's Free – Cadw Celebrates St David's Day

Thursday 31 January 2013

Commemorate with a daffodil or a leek and why not visit a castle? Once again Cadw celebrates St David's day by offering free admission to all paying sites across Wales.

No fee, it’s free - Cadw celebrates St David's day

No fee, it’s free - Cadw celebrates St David's day

In celebration of David, our patron saint, Cadw sites will be open to the public for free on Friday 1 March.

These include the magnificent Bishop's Palace at St Davids, Britain's smallest city; the largest castle in Wales, Caerphilly Castle; the best preserved medieval abbey in Wales, Tintern Abbey; the enchanted fairy-tale Castell Coch; and World Heritage sites such as Harlech Castle in its stunning cliff-top location and spectacular Caernarfon Castle.

Other sites included are:
Beaumaris CastleCarreg Cennen Castle, Chepstow Castle, Conwy Castle, Criccieth Castle, Denbigh Castle, Dolwyddelan Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Margam Stones MuseumRaglan Castle, Rhuddlan Castle, Tretower Court and Castle, Weobley Castle

More than two million people visit Cadw's 128 historic sites every year, exploring more than 6,000 years of history across Wales. It provides a fun and affordable option for families to discover more about their heritage and experience the rich wealth of culture within Wales.

In the last year Cadw has introduced new interpretation at sites such as Conwy Castle, Denbigh Castle and Caerleon Roman Baths as well as launched the Pan-Wales Interpretation plan to help bring dramatic stories behind monuments to life.

It would be a missed opportunity not to enjoy the art, apps, digital projections and interactive panels that these sites have to offer - all free of charge.

At Cadw it is recognised that St David's day is one of the most famous days in Welsh history and culture. Every monument provides great insight into our past and has made a valuable contribution to modern Wales.

Without a doubt, visiting one of Cadw's sites is the perfect way to celebrate St David's day.

For details of opening hours for sites please see information on our Days Out page.

Free entry to Cadw sites on St David's Day is part of Cadw's involvement in the Changing Cultures initiative. Changing Cultures is a Welsh Government initiative which aims to find new ways of encouraging young people and their families, particularly those from less well off backgrounds, to engage with museums, archives, libraries and historic places. It also helps to support agencies and the cultural sector to work even better together.