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Cadw’s 3-day or 7-day Explorer Passes provide a great value way to explore the wealth of historic attractions Wales has to offer. 

The 3-day pass can be used in any 7-day period and the 7-day pass in any 14-day period. The more the pass is used, the greater the savings. You as travel operators can also earn up to 25% in commission.

The Explorer Passes are available on a firm-sale basis and are sold as either single adult, two adult or family passes.

Retail and trade prices are as follows:

Retail Prices

3-DAY PASS    £23.10  £35.70   £47.25 
7-DAY PASS  £33.60  £53.55   £65.10

Trade prices

3-DAY PASS    £17.35  £27.00   £35.50
7-DAY PASS  £25.20  £40.20   £48.85


*2 adults and up to 3 children/grandchildren under 18.


Historic attractions that accept and sell Explorer Passes
  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Blaenavon Ironworks
  • Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths
  • Caernarfon Castle                 
  • Caerphilly Castle                             
  • Castell Coch 
  • Chepstow Castle                  
  • Cilgerran Castle                   
  • Conwy Castle                       
  • Criccieth Castle                   
  • Denbigh Castle                                        
  • Harlech Castle                     
  • Kidwelly Castle 
  • Laugharne Castle 
  • Oxwich Castle
  • Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House
  • Raglan Castle
  • Rhuddlan Castle
  • Rug Chapel
  • Strata Florida Abbey
  • St Davids Bishop's Palace
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Tretower Court and Castle
  • Valle Crucis Abbey
Historic attractions that accept Explorer Passes but do not sell them
  • Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Dolwyddelan Castle
  • Margam Stones Museum
  • Weobley Castle

For further information contact 0300 0256000 or email Please note that it is not currently possible to buy Explorer passes online.