Visitors can enjoy free access to six of North Wales' sensational castles on St David's Day.

In celebration of our patron saint, 16 Cadw sites that normally charge admission will open their doors this Friday.

Castles at Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Conwy, Criccieth, Dolwyddelan and Harlech are free to all visitors for the one-day event that also marks Visit Wales' Year of Discovery.

Minister for Culture and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said:

“Everyone can explore our rich history through our heritage sites in Wales as Cadw sites are free for everyone on the national day of our Patron Saint”.

“From historic buildings to iconic sites, Wales is a country full of fascinating heritage and legendary monuments and you can discover the stories that they have to share for free yourselves on St Davids Day."

"Everyone will be able to continue or begin their own legendary journey into our past to uncover the stories in our castles, abbeys and other historic sites.”

North Wales sites

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Conwy Castle
  • Criccieth Castle
  • Dolwyddelan Castle
  • Harlech Castle

Other Wales sites

  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Carreg Cennan Castle
  • Castell Coch*
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Kidwelly Castle
  • Raglan Castle
  • St. Davids Bishop's Palace
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Tretower Court and Castle
  • Weobley Castle

* Due to the limited capacity of the site, visitors to Castell Coch require advance booking

To find out more about the sites, visit the Days Out section on the Cadw website