Free Entry to Cadw Properties on St David's Day

Posted: 2011-02-08

Free Entry to Cadw Properties on St David's Day

If you fancy a day out on March 1, you could do worse than visit one (or more) of the historic properties in the care of CADW (Welsh Heritage). To mark St David's Day, 1 March, all CADW properties in Wales will be free to enter. Among the historic properties you can visit under the free entry scheme are the World Heritage Sites at Caernarfon and Conwy, and famed castles such as Beaumaris, Harlech, and Chepstow.

Why is 1 March St David's Day?
Why is 1 March celebrated as St David's Day? Although we do not know when St David was born, the traditional day of his death was 1 March, 589 AD (a Tuesday, according to records!).

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