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The majority of Cadw sites are unstaffed, free and open to visit.

Unstaffed sites can make great places to explore, why not discover a ruined medieval castle or an ancient abbey; maybe the remains of a Roman settlement will spark your curiosity.

To find a site to visit near you, check out our Find a Place to Visit page for a full list of all the monuments we care for, all 130 of them!

You can also use our creative resources to inspire your journey of discovery…

If you plan to visit one of our unstaffed sites, please bear a few things in mind before your visit:

  • do make sure you understand access, washroom, catering and mobile phone signal limitations of the site you wish to visit, and be aware that these sites are open to the elements and misuse by others — we can’t always control who visits or what they leave behind. Your first aider may want to research health provision in the area
  • do draw from our resources for your self guided tour. Consider bringing in qualified local or subject expertise — maybe an accredited tour guide — e.g. WOTGA green/blue badge guide, or similar, if budgets allows. You would need to check they have the right clearances to work with your students
  • you will need to staff your visit to the same or higher ratios to those we require for our staffed sites (see terms and conditions) and have first aiders to hand (with local doctor and hospital numbers) 
  • you will need to undertake your own risk assessment and we encourage you visit the site to ensure it is suitable for your group visit.