Free entry at Cadw site for Armed Services & veterans

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Poppies at Conwy Castle © Laura Stenhouse

Poppies at Conwy Castle © Laura Stenhouse

Armed service personnel and veterans will receive free entry to all Welsh Government heritage sites today, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates has announced.

Events will take place all across Wales today in honour of those who have fought for their country, and the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service (Cadw) will be marking the occasion by offering free entry to its sites for the Armed Forces and veterans.

Cadw sites across the country will be commemorating Armistice Day. At Conwy Castle hundreds of poppies hand-made by local children have been planted around the grounds, including poppies forming the shape of a dragon. At Caernarfon Castle, the names of nearly 11,000 people who have lost their lives during the First World War will be projected onto the walls by the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum.

The Deputy Minister said: “As we continue to commemorate the centenary of the First World War it is just as important as ever to stop and remember the bravery and sacrifices others have made for us. I am pleased that our landmark sites are able to play their part in today’s events and honour those who have and continue to serve our country with free and discounted entry.”

The Welsh Government is currently reviewing its package of support for Armed Service personnel and veterans, which currently covers areas of education, housing, health and social services.