Discover the past in Wales: Get your tickets to Cadw's castles and historic sites

Discover the past in Wales: Get your tickets to Cadw's castles and historic sites

26 July 2023

Visit all the castles of Wales when you buy Cadw's Explorer Pass today

Did you know that Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country? It's no surprise that it's often referred to as the "Castle Capital of the World". So if you're looking for things to do in Wales, you won't find any shortage of castles in Wales. 

Cadw (pronounced "cad-oo") preserves these heritage sites and makes sure that everyone from around the world can visit them long into the future. 

Here's your guide to the best Cadw castles, so you can enjoy some of the best days out in Wales for the best ticket prices online. Check them out and buy your castles tickets with the Explorer Pass tickets today!

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 25 Welsh castles and attractions
  • Visit as many castles as you want
  • Choice of either the 3-day pass or 7-day pass (the 3-day pass gives you three 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 any of the pages in this article. 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.

North Wales - The best castles and historic sites

North Wales is often considered the No.1 destination for castle-goers and with castles seemingly at every corner, you will understand why.

From the site of the now-King Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, the battle-scarred behemoth that is Harlech Castle, the seaside stronghold of Conwy Castle or the stunningly symmetrical Beaumaris Castle, you're almost spoilt for choice! 

Get your Castles of Wales Explorer Pass and get ready for a breathtaking journey through the very best castles in North Wales. 

South Wales - Cadw sites and castles

Not far from the bustling cities of Cardiff and Newport, a whole host of mighty castles are secretly waiting to be discovered. 

Whether it's Wales' very largest castle with Caerphilly Caste, the uniquely-coloured grandiose Castell Coch, the towering ruins of Tintern Abbey, or even a piece of Roman history at the Caerleon Roman Baths, there are plenty of things to do in South Wales for any history-lover or family wanting to explore. 

Get your Explorer Pass today and begin your journey through the very best castles in South Wales. 

West Wales' - Best historic sites and castles

The serene and beautiful backdrops of beaches, grasslands and coasts make the castles of West Wales that much prettier! 

Visit the Dylan Thomas-inspiring Laugharne Castle, the castle by name only in Oxwich Castle, the picturesque Weobley Castle overlooking the Gower, and even Monty Python and the Holy Grail's filmset that is Kidwelly Castle. 

Be inspired at the Cadw castles of West Wales today when you get your Cadw Castles of Wales Explorer Pass.