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06 Jan 2020

Wales’s 2020 Year of Outdoors has arrived ― and we can’t think of a better time to get out and discover the wonder of Wales.

From majestic castles to hallowed abbeys and ancient burial chambers, Wales’s rugged landscape plays host to more than 100 historic sites ― and Cadw members have access to every single one.

So, if fitness, personal wellbeing and outdoor exploration are on your resolution radar this January, we’re willing to bet that a Cadw membership will enrich your entire year.

Here are 7 ways you’ll see a difference…


  1. You’ll have free access to 130 historic sites

Cadw members enjoy unlimited visits to heritage properties across the country.

And the best part? Anyone who purchases a membership in January will receive 20% off the standard price (using code JAN20 at checkout) — which, in itself, is a great incentive, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Castell Caernarfon / Caernarfon Castle night time reflection on water


  1.  You’ll explore 6,000 years of Welsh history (in 365 days)

With access to everything from Roman fortresses to Tudor townhouses, with Cadw you’ll walk in the footsteps of Wales’s past inhabitants ― all while learning about the thousands of years of history right on your doorstep.

Plus, your membership will include complementary entry to Manx National Heritage properties ― as well as English Heritage and Historical Scotland sites on renewal.

Amffitheatr Caerllion/Caerleon Amphitheatre


     3. You’ll definitely get the travel bug

With 130 sites across the country, Cadw membership offers a great reason to explore parts of Wales you’ve never previously visited (but have always wanted to).

Plus, our Rediscover History Checklist — comprising itineraries for families, adventurers and ramblers alike — makes it even easier to plan days out in the great outdoors.

Castell Caernarfon / Caernarfon Castle interior - children running across grass


  1. You’ll enjoy more quality time with loved ones

Come rain or shine, a visit to a Cadw site is a great way to spend an outdoor afternoon with loved ones. Just ask Welsh rugby legend, Sam Warburton.

With Cadw membership, you can enjoy this privilege time and time again.


     5. You’ll become an outdoor adventurer

Epic castles are hidden in the scenery of some of Wales’s most remote and rugged spots.

So, whether it’s hiking in the mountains of Snowdonia or canoeing along the Welsh coastline, Cadw members often find excuses to visit sites in adventurous ways.

And what better time to join them, than during Wales’s 2020 Year of the Outdoors?

Criccieth Castle


     6. You’ll enjoy early-bird access to events

Cadw members enjoy access to hundreds of free family events every year ― from medieval sword schools to stargazing evenings.

Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount and priority ticket access to popular paid events.



  1. You’ll become a guardian of Welsh heritage

The support of Cadw members helps us protect and preserve our sites for future generations to explore and enjoy.

Castell Dolwyddelan/Dolwyddelan Castle


Then you’ll be free to explore Wales’s most beautiful places all year long.

And don’t forget — you can claim 20% off the membership of your choice using the discount code JAN20.