Using English Heritage Membership in Wales

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Did you know that you can use your English Heritage membership in Wales? When we visited over Easter we managed to visit so many castles for free thanks to English Heritage.

English Heritage Associated Attractions

As well as free, unlimited entry to the hundreds of English Heritage sites throughout England, you are also able to access free or discounted entry to many English Heritage Associated Attractions across the whole of Great Britain and overseas. You can see the full list of associated attractions here.

Visit Wales with Cadw

Cadw is the organisation who are helping to safeguard Wales’ historic places, whilst inspiring current and future generations.. They look after many sites across Wales, much like English Heritage in England.

Thanks to the partnership between English Heritage and Cadw, English Heritage members can visit 30 Cadw sites for free or for 50% off simply by showing their membership card on arrival at the attraction.

English Heritage members receive a 50% discount off entry to the Cadw sites in their first year of English Heritage membership and free entry every year after renewal. Plus, you can take up to six children with each adult member for free as well.

Which Welsh sites can you visit with English Heritage?

Whilst in Wales we visited Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Harlech Castle but you can see the full list of incredible historic sites managed by Cadw and a map of which Cadw and other British Isles sites you can visit with your English Heritage membership here.

Here are all the sites you can visit with your English Heritage membership in Wales:

  • Beaumaris Castle – Read our review here
  • Blaenavon Ironworks
  • Caerleon Roman Fortress
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle – Read our review here
  • Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Castell Coch
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Cilgerran Castle
  • Conwy Castle
  • Criccieth Castle
  • Denbigh Castle
  • Dolwyddelan Castle
  • Harlech Castle
  • Kidwelly Castle
  • Lamphey Bishop’s Palace
  • Laugharne Castle
  • Margam Stones Museum
  • Oxwich Castle
  • Plas Mawr
  • Raglan Castle
  • Rhuddlan Castle
  • Rug Chapel and Llangar Church
  • Strata Florida Abbey
  • St Davids Bishop’s Palace
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Tretower Court and Castle
  • Valle Crucis Abbey
  • Weobley Castle
  • White Castle

You can find out more about English Heritage membership over on their website.

Using English Heritage Membership in Wales


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    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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