Following the announcement of a short ‘firebreak’ lockdown by the Welsh Government as of 6pm on Friday 23 October, all Cadw staffed and unstaffed sites will be closed until further notice.
Until we can welcome you back in person, you can visit us virtually through our Open Doors Online 3D tours. All you’ll need is a mobile phone or a desk-top computer — of if you have a VR head-set you can be fully-immersed inside your selected adventure.
Diolch and we hope to see you again soon.
Celtic art, Cadw icon
Standing an impressive 13ft/4m in height, this exceptional, intricately carved Celtic cross is believed to be a memorial to a fallen Welsh king. A Latin inscription on the base of the monument has been translated as ‘The Cross of Margiteut son of Etguin’, thought to be a reference to Mareddud, a descendent of law-maker Hywel Dda, who ruled the ancient kingdom Deheubarth and died in battle in 1035. Alongside the inscription, the cross is carved with elaborate patterns of knots and plaits.
Ancient Celtic design at its finest, it has contemporary relevance as inspiration for our very own Cadw logo.