23 June 2016

Cadw sites go red - and free this Sunday - for the Wales team in Euro 2016 

After a wonderful week for Welsh football, Cadw – who preserve historic environments in Wales – is lighting up some of the country's best-loved landmarks. 

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
CADW released a video to preview this weekend's mark of celebration for Wales' Euro 2016 success. Set to a harp rendition of the footie anthem 'Zombie Nation', it features five of our iconic castles - Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon, Caerphilly and Castell Coch - plus Tintern Abbey, all illuminated in bright red to match the colour of the Wales kit.


What's more, Cadw are offering free entry to all the historic castles and sites directly managed by Cadw on Sunday 26 June to mark the Welsh team reaching the final 16.  

Among the sites that will be free to visit are Castell Coch, a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle surrounded by trees near Cardiff, the ever-striking Denbigh Castle from Edwardian times, and two of Wales’ UNESCO Heritage Site  castles; Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey and Harlech Castle (which is very fitting, considering we've unofficially adopted 'Men of Harlech' into our book of football anthems). 

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle lit up in red

Here’s the full list of Cadw sites that will be free to visit on Sunday 26 June: 

•  Beaumaris Castle    

•  Caernarfon Castle    

•  Caerphilly Castle    

•  Castell Coch    

•  Chepstow Castle    

•  Conwy Castle    

•  Coity Castle    

•  Criccieth Castle    

•  Denbigh Castle    

•  Harlech Castle    

•  Kidwelly Castle    

•  Llansteffan Castle    

•  Tintern Abbey