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In line with Welsh Government advice and guidance, we’ve reopened 15 of our most iconic castles, abbeys and ironworks in Wales.

Our new online ticketing system and the introduction of essential social distancing and hygiene measures, has enabled us to welcome thousands of visitors this summer.

Pre-booking your tickets to our sites is essential, site entry timed tickets can be purchased by general visitors and reserved by our members on our online booking page.

Tickets are released every Monday morning for the following week. For example, on Monday 14 September, tickets will be released for bookable visits during w/c 21 September.

Following Welsh Government’s recent announcement, visitors will be required to wear face masks while exploring any indoor areas of our reopened sites from Monday 14 September.

Tickets are available for am and pm sessions with sites closed between 1-2pm.

Please select the site you wish to visit, the date and time to receive your e-ticket(s) for your purchase / reservation.

Please be aware — we are unable to refund or transfer purchased tickets so be sure you are able to visit on the date you have booked.

At some reopening sites, including Caernarfon Castle and Tintern Abbey, there will only be access to part of the site due to the need for essential conservation or development works. As a consequence, the admission price to Caernarfon will be reduced by 50% while adults tickets to Tintern are reduced to just £5.

Kindly note, due to a change in staffing levels following the coronavirus outbreak, Cadw’s staffed heritage sites will initially only be open for five days a week rather than seven.

These details are outlined in our phased re-opening plan and will be clearly specified through the online ticketing platform, with all tickets to be site specific and only valid for entry to the monument selected at point of purchase or reservation.

On behalf of everyone at Cadw, we’d like to thank all of our members and visitors for their ongoing support and patience during this time, it’s allowed us to effectively plan ahead for the safe re-opening of our major heritage sites.

We can’t wait to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Reopening dates for staffed Cadw sites:

N.B. At each site, the morning sessions will be from 10am to 1pm. The sites will then be closed between 1pm and 2pm for cleaning and the afternoon sessions will run from 2pm to 5pm.

 

Monument                          Date             Opening days and times

 

Laugharne Castle   4 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Tuesday and Wednesday

Plas Mawr   4 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Thursday and Friday

Blaenavon Ironworks   5 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Tuesday and Wednesday

Caerphilly Castle   6 August   CLOSED
       

 

        CLOSED
       

 

Denbigh Castle   6 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Tuesday and Wednesday

Harlech Castle   6 August   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Monday and Tuesday

Raglan Castle   6 August   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Monday and Tuesday

Chepstow Castle   7 August   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Monday and Tuesday

Conwy Castle*   8 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Thursday and Friday

Beaumaris Castle   10 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Thursday and Friday

Caernarfon Castle   10 August   OPEN
       

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Thursday and Friday

Tintern Abbey   28 August   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
       

Monday and Tuesday

Tretower Court and Castle   29 August   OPEN
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
        CLOSED
       

Thursday and Friday

Castell Coch   9 September   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
        Monday and Tuesday
         
Criccieth Castle   9 September   OPEN
       

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
        Monday and Tuesday
         
St Davids Bishop’s Palace   12 September   OPEN
       

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

        CLOSED
        Thursday and Friday

 

*Complete with a new one-way system to ensure public health and safety, Conwy Town Walls will now be re-opening on Saturday 8 August — at the same time as the magnificent fortress.

 

Price reductions across monuments:

 

 

FULL PRICE 2020/21

Covid-19 reduced price

STUDENT/ CHILDREN 2020/21

Covid-19 reduced price

SENIORS 2020/21

Covid-19 reduced price

FAMILY 2020/21

Covid-19 reduced price

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Conwy Castle

10.40

8.80

6.30

5.40

8.40

7.10

29.50

25.10

Caernarfon Castle

10.40

5.20

6.30

3.10

8.40

4.20

29.50

14.70

Caerphilly Castle

9.40

8.00

5.60

4.80

7.50

6.40

26.20

22.30

Beaumaris Castle

7.70

6.50

4.60

3.90

6.10

5.20

21.60

18.40

Chepstow Castle

7.70

6.50

4.60

3.90

6.10

5.20

21.60

18.40

Harlech Castle

7.70

6.50

4.60

3.90

6.10

5.20

21.60

18.40

Plas Mawr

7.70

6.50

4.60

3.90

6.10

5.20

21.60

18.40

Raglan Castle

7.70

6.50

4.60

3.90

6.10

5.20

21.60

18.40

Tintern Abbey

7.70

5.00

4.60

2.30

6.10

3.10

21.60

10.80

Denbigh Castle

4.50

3.80

2.60

2.20

3.60

3.10

12.50

10.60

Laugharne Castle

4.50

3.80

2.60

2.20

3.60

3.10

12.50

10.60

Blaenavon Ironworks

6.10

5.20

3.70

3.10

4.80

4.10

£17.10

14.50

 

 

Sites re-opening from late September:

Kidwelly Castle

 

Sites re-opening in 2021:

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Rug Chapel

Llangar Church

Oxwich Castle

Rhuddlan Castle

Valle Crucis Abbey

Stata Florida Abbey

Cilgerran Castle

We’re keen to keep you updated about our plans to re-open our staffed heritage sites in Wales and understand that you might have some questions before you visit.

With that in mind, below are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries please contact us via email CadwTickets@gov.wales.

 

Booking FAQs

Cadw member FAQs

General visitor and member FAQs

Tour operator FAQs

Wedding and 3rd party event FAQs