Cadw to open its monuments across the month of September for Open Doors 2019

Thursday 25 April 2019

Picture of Neath Abbey

Neath Abbey

Cadw’s much-loved historic attractions are expected to welcome thousands of visitors during September 2019 as part of Open Doors — the largest heritage festival in Wales. 

Thousands of people will step back in time during September 2019 as Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, opens the doors to more than 25 of its sites in care across Wales, including several that are not normally open to the public.

Part of the wider European Heritage Days programme, Open Doors has seen hundreds of Welsh venues offer free entry, activities and events throughout September.

This year Cadw is celebrating the range and breadth of its sites in care which form part of Wales’s national collection of monuments, offering expert tours at some of its unstaffed monuments; opening sites which are normally closed; and opening up areas that visitors do not normally get to see as part of Visit Wales’s ‘Year of Discovery’. Being outdoors and taking part in outdoor activities has significant health benefits and Cadw encourages the people of Wales and visitors to enjoy even more Cadw sites during this year’s Open Doors festival in September 2019.

07/09/19 – 08/09/19

Hafoty Medieval House
Dolforwyn Castle
Oxwich Castle
Blaenavon Ironworks
Kidwelly Castle
Segontium Roman Fort
St Winifred’s Well

14/09/19 – 15/09/19

Chepstow Castle
Castell y Bere
Strata Florida Abbey
3 Castles Tour:
Grosmont, Skenfrith, White Castle

21/09/19 – 22/09/19

Hafoty Medieval House
Barclodiad-y-Gawres
Tretower Court and Castle
Laugharne Castle
Caerleon Baths
Caerleon Amphitheatre
Cae’r Gors

28/09/19 – 29/09/19

St David’s Bishops Palace
Rug Chapel
Denbigh Castle
Llangar Church
Valle Crucis Abbey
Rhuddlan Castle
Criccieth Castle
Harlech Castle
Neath Abbey & Ironworks
Ewenny Priory

About Open Doors:

Wales is one of 50 countries taking part in Open Doors which is known internationally as European Heritage Days. The programme is the largest annual free celebration of architecture and heritage to be held in Wales and the wider UK and the largest volunteer event in the heritage sector. It gives members of the public free access to fresh aspects of the built heritage and draws visitors to Wales from countries throughout the world.