Conwy Castle - Explorer Pass

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Visit Conwy Castle and Get Your Cadw Explorer Pass to Visit 20 Historic Monuments in Wales

Your key to unlock Wales' greatest castles, in one ticket!

The Castles of Wales Explorer Pass offers the freedom to explore all of Cadw's historic attractions and help you get the most out of your visit to Wales. 

  • Entry to 20 Welsh castles and attractions (see additional info for full list)
  • Visit as many castle as you want
  • Choice of either the 3 day pass or 7 day pass (the 3 day pass gives you 3 days of entrance and is valid for a 7 day period. The 7 day pass gives you 7 days of entrance, valid for 14 days)
  • Save lots of money!

Book your Castle of Wales Explorer Pass by tapping 'Book' on this page. Once booked, your pass will be sent to you by email. Show this pass upon entry to all attractions either on your device or print if you prefer.

Book Conwy Castle tickets and uncover some Welsh history

Looking for historical things to do in Conwy?

Enjoy a wonderful walk around the high arched, medieval structures at Conwy's town walls before making your way to the castle.

Smell the greenery around you as you get closer to the historic building, and see the dust clinging to the stone as you reach out and touch the limestone walls.

A great selection for Conwy Castle, this choice of stone may well be one of the reasons why the structure still proudly stands today.

This is one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses in Europe.

Believe it or not, this enormous place took only four years to build as both the castle and the walls were constructed between 1283 and 1287.

We'd recommend trying to reach the towers via the spiral staircases.

This'll give you the chance to wander a whole circuit around the 700-year-old towers of Conwy Castle, where you'll enjoy stunning views over the town.

Discover the magical spot where another castle once stood

Want to see another magical castle? The area of Conwy Castle used to be ruled by a monastery and palace that one of the Welsh princes owned.

Just across the other side of the River Conwy, the remains of the ancient Deganwy Castle can be found. This was demolished when King Edward I invaded and built Conwy Castle instead.

Walk in the footsteps of legendary Welsh princes as you stand where the castle once stood. Hear the sea birds calling nearby as you enjoy the view of the glorious bay.

Enjoy more things to do in Conwy

Take in all the history as you head over to the Plas Mawr property - Britain’s finest townhouse of the golden Elizabethan era.

Fall in love with this delightful building and get ready to step back in time as the whole family can dress up in costumes or join in with one of the demonstrations of the dances from the 15th century.

As you walk around, you'll find yourself appreciating the authentic furnishings.

Admire the detailed designs that tell a fascinating story, and all the painted heraldic emblems and fanciful figures. Will you spot all the severed heads?

A wonderful day out in Conwy, near Snowdonia

Touring the wonderful historic town and appreciating the beautiful arches at Conwy Castle will be a day out to remember.

Looking out from the town walls and watching the sea sweeping the shore is an image that will stick with you.

We're sure you'll be back again soon to enjoy another trip to this beautiful spot.

What other Cadw attractions can I visit with the Castles of Wales Pass? 

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Castles of Wales Explorer 3-day pass and 7-day pass explained:

  • The 3 day pass gives you 3 days of free entrance, that is valid for a 7 day period. The 7 day pass gives you 7 days of free entrance, valid for 14 days.
  • The passes have been designed to be flexible and suit families and tourists spending one or two week weeks in Wales.

How much money will I save with the Castles of Wales Explorer Pass?

  • The more castles you see the more you'll save. 
  • Entry to the Castles of Wales can be anywhere between £8-£15 (approx) each, so this pass is great for anyone wishing to visit a bunch castes on their visit to Wales. 
  • You can visit a lot of castles in 1-2 weeks!

Who is the Castles of Wales Explorer Pass for?

  • Ideal for anyone looking for things to do in Wales, for anyone wanting to soak up as much Welsh culture as possible, and perfect for families on a budget!
  • Wales is often referred to as the "Castle Capital of the World" and has more castles per square mile than any other country, so this pass is also great for any tourists coming to Wales too!

What does Cadw mean?

  • Cadw [cad-oo] is the Welsh word for 'castle' or 'keep' 

What are the Castle of Wales Explorer Pass family tickets?

  • 2 adults and up to 3 children/grandchildren under 18. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What Cadw attractions are included in the Castle of Wales Explorer Pass? 

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Blaenavon Ironworks
  • Caerleon Roman Baths
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Carreg Cennen 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
  • St Davids Bishop's Palace
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Tretower Court and Castle
  • Valle Crucis Abbey
  • Weobley Castle

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