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Our Castles from the Clouds videos show how spectacular our sites are from the air — embark on your aerial adventure at an historic monument in Wales today!

If you would like to film our sites from the air to capture some unique footage, please complete our filming and photography application form and a member of our Commercial team will get back to you.

Before you submit your application, here are some guidelines for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs’ or drones) filming our sites that applicants must comply with to prevent damage to the monument or our visitors.

  • Drones are not permitted to fly over our sites during the opening hours of the monuments. Opening hours can be viewed on each of the site specific pages in our Days Out section.
  • A copy of a full CAA permit and pilot’s licence must be provided to us in advance of your filming (we will not permit amateurs or those undertaking training hours to operate unmanned aerial vehicles over our sites).  Additional items may be required for other forms of aerial photography i.e. kite flying.
  • All flights over Cadw property must be performed in accordance with the CAA regulations. A copy of these regulations can be found on the CAA website.
  • Cadw reserves the right to refuse your request and charges would apply to your request in most instances. The relevant charges for filming and photography are attached to the application form page.

Additional requirements and documents may be needed for other forms of aerial photography.

Aerial filming of our sites is not permitted under any circumstances until an application is approved beforehand by Cadw.