Explorer Passes

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

When planning the perfect getaway it's always good to build in some flexibility. Who knows what might come up or what the weather might do. It is Wales after all.

One thing you can depend on is Cadw's 3 or 7 day explorer passes. They provide a great value way to explore the wealth of historic attractions Wales has to offer. 

The passes offer the freedom to explore dozens of Cadw's historic attractions (full details below), and help you get the most out of your visit to Wales. 

The 3 day pass can be used in any 7 day period and the 7 day pass in any 14 days. The more the pass is used, the greater the savings.

The Explorer Passes can be bought at many of our historic attractions (full details below) and are sold as either single adult, two adult or family passes.

Retail Prices
                                  SINGLE ADULT    TWO ADULTS     FAMILY*
3-DAY PASS                    £23.10               £35.70             £47.25
7-DAY PASS                    £33.60               £53.55             £65.10

*2 adults and up to 3 children/grandchildren under 18.

Historic attractions that accept and sell Explorer Passes            

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Caerphilly 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
  • Strata Florida Abbey
  • St Davids Bishop's Palace
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Tretower Court and Castle
  • Valle Crucis Abbey

Historic attractions that accept Explorer Passes but do not sell them

  • Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Dolwyddelan Castle
  • Margam Stones Museum
  • Weobley Castle

For further information contact 0300 0256000 or email cadw@gov.wales. Please note that it is not currently possible to buy Explorer passes online.