March 1st is St David’s Day here in Wales. The good news is, for 2016 CADW is to open a number of its historic castles and monuments to the public for free.
Many of Wales’s heritage sites are to open up for free this St David’s Day (1 March 2016), as visitors are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy Cadw sites across the country without charge.
Unfortunately, Cardiff Castle isn’t on the list because it is run by Cardiff Council, but Castell Coch and Caerphilly Castle are.
Castell Coch is easy to reach by bike, following the Taff Trail to the Lewis Arms and taking a right up Mill Road. There’s space for 6 bikes at the site.
Caerphilly Castle is accessible by first following the Taff Trail to Nantgarw, where you can then take NCN route 4 by way of the Penrhos Cutting. NCN4 runs virtually through the castle.
However, if you want to see a whole smorgasbord of Welsh culture in one convenient location, St Fagans is always a safe bet, plus they have bike parking there too. Tomorrow they’ll be serving fresh Welsh Cakes and Cawl, plus there will be a number of harp performances at St Teilo’s church.