Open Doors Free Entry 2018

September 19th, 2018

This month across Wales, hundreds of heritage, culture and historic attractions are throwing open their doors to the public and offering free entry, in a bid to get the country excited about the wonderful range of history and culture that is everywhere here in wonderful Wales.

The Open Doors 2018 event is organised by Cadw, (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales). Attractions and places like churches, castles, museums, mines and even places not usually open to the public will open their doors this month to allow free access for the public.

Here’s our ideas for some fantastic days Open Doors Free Entry 2018 out this month in Snowdonia and North Wales, but you can always head to the Cadw website to find out more events and information….. Some places are open all month and some only on/between specific dates.

  • Dolgarrog Community Centre – discover this fascinating museum to commemorate the 1925 dam disaster.
  • St Marks Church, Dolgellau – a stunning arts and crafts built church in Dolgellau
  • The National Library of Wales – a guided photographic tour of Wales’ National Library in Aberystwyth – 20th September only
  • Dolbadarn Castle – 21st September only
  • Cae’r Gors – explore the home of Kate Roberts, one of Wales’ most respected authors. 22nd – 30th September
  • Gwrych Castle, Abergele, Conwy –¬†Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house in North Wales, one of the first attempts at replicating true medieval architecture in Europe. 22nd – 30th September.
  • Dinorwic Quarry Hospital – a fascinating look at a quarry hospital in the 19th century, where the rate of accidents and work deaths was high. 22nd – 23rd September.
  • Beatrix Potter Gardens, Gwaenynog Hall, Denbigh – visit the gardens that are said to have inspired the tale of Peter Rabbit when Beatrix Potter stayed here. 29th – 30th September
  • Criccieth Castle – enjoy a free guided tour at Criccieth Castle. 29th – 30th September
  • Conwy Castle – free entry to one of North Wales’ finest castles. 29th – 30th September
  • Yr Ysgwrn, Home of Hedd Wyn – a wonderful view of the childhood home of local war poet Hedd Wyn. 30th September.