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06 Aug 2021

Following the most recent Welsh Government announcement around the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Wales, we have updated our guidance for booking site entry tickets.

As of Monday 9 August 2021, it is no longer compulsory for Cadw members or visitors to pre-book a site entry ticket to visit a Cadw site. Tickets will be available to reserve or purchase on the door.

However, to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that visitors continue to pre-book tickets on our website prior to travelling — particularly for our larger sites during busy periods, such as weekends or event days.

Tickets can be purchased by visitors, and reserved by Cadw members for free.

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Purchased tickets cannot be refunded, so visitors are advised to check that they are able to attend on their date of choice before booking.

Although we are delighted to be able to relax most coronavirus precautions and open up more areas of our sites, we’d like to reassure our members and visitors that our main priority remains to provide a safe on-site experience for all.

As part of this, we reserve the right to keep in place some on-site precautions to help manage movement around our monuments. Please respect signage such as one way systems and requests from staff as required.

Furthermore, most of our sites will continue to close at lunchtime for a deep clean, with morning visitors asked to complete their visit by 1pm.

Finally, in line with current Wales restrictions, facemasks must be worn by visitors in all indoor areas of our heritage sites.

Please visit individual site webpages for more detailed, site specific regulations before booking.

Further updates include:

  • most of our sites now have an online ticketing option for either a morning or afternoon visit; however, a small selection of our sites will continue to only offer hourly visitor slots due to their size or unique layout
  • there will be increased capacities at most of our sites, including Beaumaris Castle that will now be able to accommodate 1,500 visitors per day
  • Blaenavon Ironworks, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Laugharne Castle and Tretower Court and Castle will now be open seven days a week
  • visitors who pre-book site entry tickets online will receive 10% off any guidebook book purchase, to be collected at site during your visit
  • first year English Heritage and Historic Scotland members who book their site entry tickets online, will pay 50% admission on arrival.