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:
read and ensure you can comply with our terms and conditions, these advise on all qualifying groups and entry restrictions; (schools, colleges and universities bringing children under 18yrs and young adults will need to submit a Risk Assessment — view a template and sample on our planning your visit page)
telephone the site to book your visit at least 5 working days in advance: 3 for single home educating families — with less than 5 days notice, we'll do our best to process your booking but we cannot guarantee a free visit (all bookings are subject to availability and the discretion of the site)
- complete our online form (including uploading your Risk Assessment if applicable) after you have agreed your visit with your chosen Cadw site; use our Learn resources to support your visit.
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.