Explorer Passes

Historic experiences to explore at leisure.

Conwy Castle

Conwy 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-day 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 groups the freedom to explore dozens of Cadw's historic attractions (full details below), and help them get the most out of their visit to Wales. 

The 3-day pass can be used in any 7-day period and the 7-day pass in any 14-day period. The more the pass is used, the greater the savings. You as travel operators can also earn up to 25% in commission.

The Explorer Passes are available on a firm-sale basis and are sold as either single adult, two adult or family passes.

Retail and trade prices are as follows:

Retail Prices

                                  SINGLE ADULT    TWO ADULTS     FAMILY*
3-DAY PASS                    £17.50               £27.00             £36.80
7-DAY PASS                    £26.00               £42.00             £51.20


Trade prices

                                 SINGLE ADULT     TWO ADULTS      FAMILY*
3-DAY PASS                   £13.15                £20.25               £27.60
7-DAY PASS                   £19.50                £31.50               £38.40

*2 adults and all children/grandchildren under 16.

Historic attractions that accept and sell Explorer Passes

  • Beaumaris Castle
  • Caernarfon Castle                 
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Cae'r Gors                                
  • Castell Coch 
  • Chepstow Castle                  
  • Cilgerran Castle                   
  • Conwy Castle                       
  • Criccieth Castle                   
  • Denbigh Castle                                        
  • Harlech Castle                     
  • Kidwelly Castle 
  • Lamphey Bishop's Palace
  • 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
  • White Castle

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 01443 336000 or email cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that it is not currently possible to buy Explorer passes online.