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Cadw offers free self-led education visits at Cadw staffed sites where charges are normally applied, to a wide range of learners. 

Whether you’re looking to explore the Romans, Edward I, the Welsh Princes, medieval or Tudor life, the earliest settlements or industrial revolution, there are plenty of inspiring places to choose from. You can either visit us in person or through one of our virtual visits.

To book your visit, please follow these steps:
  1. read and ensure you can comply with our terms and conditions, these advise on all qualifying groups and entry restrictions; our planning your education visit pages also have really useful and important information to help you plan your trip
  2. telephone the site to book your visit at least 5 working days in advance (3 for single home educating families).  Less than this, while we will do our best to process  your booking, we cannot guarantee a free visit — all bookings are subject to availability and the discretion of the site
  3. once you have agreed your visit with the site, complete our online form.

Self-led education booking form

Educational visits to Cadw sites are free

However, we welcome donations, with the money reinvested in conservation work, allowing future generations to enjoy our historic environment. Cadw cares for 130 historic sites around Wales including castles, abbeys, ironworks, hillforts and burial chambers. A suggested voluntary donation of £25 per class would be very welcome to help us care for the nation’s historic sites.


Need to learn more before your visit? Purchase your Cadw guidebook online to discover the history behind your chosen site.