Planned reopening dates for staffed Cadw sites

A statement from CADW:

“In line with Welsh Government advice and guidance, we’re pleased to announce a phased reopening of some of our most iconic castles, abbeys and ironworks in Wales.

With a new online ticketing system in place and the introduction of essential social distancing and hygiene measures, 18 of our 25 staffed historic sites will reopen this summer, with many of our spectacular monuments preparing to welcome visitors at the beginning of August.

Our new online booking system will go live when our sites begin to reopen, allowing Cadw members and general visitors to purchase or reserve site entry tickets.  

Please note: it is unlikely that staffed Cadw sites will open to visitors seven days a week, with some sites operating Monday — Wednesday and others Thursday — Sunday. Site specific information will be announced later this month.

The booking system will not be available on our website until the first phase of sites reopen in August.

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 reopening of our major heritage sites.

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

Planned reopening dates for staffed Cadw sites:

Our planned reopening schedule is as follows, with specific reopening dates and times for each individual site to be confirmed later this month.

Sites reopening from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 August:         

Laugharne Castle (reopening on Tuesday 4 August)

Plas Mawr (reopening on Tuesday 4 August)

Blaenavon Ironworks (reopening on Wednesday 5 August)

Caerphilly Castle (reopening on Thursday 6 August)

Denbigh Castle (reopening on Thursday 6 August)

Raglan Castle (reopening on Thursday 6 August)

Harlech Castle (reopening on Thursday 6 August)

Chepstow Castle (reopening Friday 7 August)

Beaumaris Castle (reopening Saturday 8 August)

Conwy Castle (reopening Saturday 8 August)

 Sites reopening later in August (dates to be announced later this summer)

Tintern Abbey

Caernarfon Castle

 Sites reopening from Saturday 5 – Friday 18 September (site specific dates to be announced later this summer)

Castell Coch

Criccieth Castle

Kidwelly Castle

St Davids Bishop’s Palace

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Tretower Court and Castle

 Sites reopening in Spring 2021:

Rug Chapel

Llangar Church

Oxwich Castle

Rhuddlan Castle

Valle Crucis Abbey”

Posted on: Wednesday 29th July 2020