Self-led education visits

Book a self-led visit to one of the many sites in our care.

Chepstow Castle

Cadw offers free self led education visits at Cadw Heritage staffed sites where charges are normally applied, to a wide range of learners. See our Terms and conditions for qualifying groups.

This scheme only covers educational visits which take place during term time, and within normal school/college hours. It does not cover entry (except for a few limited and specified categories of qualifying user) on weekends, bank holidays and public holidays.  All additional fee paying public events at Cadw sites are excluded.  

To book your free Self Led visit, please follow these simple steps:

• Please ensure you have read, understand and can comply with our Terms and conditions.  See also our Guidance for group/school visits and our Resources

Telephone the site to check the availability for the date you’d like to visit - Please book your visit at least 5 working days in advance. Less than this and although we will do our best to process your booking, we cannot guarantee a free visit.

• Only once you have agreed a date and time with the site, complete the online booking form -  Bookings must contain the contact details of the person who will be leading the group on the day of the visit.

All bookings are subject to availability and the discretion of the site.

Please be aware that the booking of  free learning visits only applies to our charged sites. There are also many other wonderful sites  - see maps and itineraries page and our education access to unstaffed sites page - providing turn up, free, fun learning opportunities across the country, with different stories to tell.  

We hope you have informative and fun learning days, whichever site / period you get to learn about and explore. And we appreciate feedback on your visit to our Cadw Education mailbox.