Tickets to once again visit some of Wales’s major heritage sites are now available to book.

Many of Wales’s most iconic castles, abbeys and historic sites began to re-open their doors from Monday August 3 with site entry tickets slashed to reflect the recent VAT reduction.

18 of Cadw’s 25 staffed heritage sites reopened as part of a phased action plan enabling people to visit the sites for the first time since March.

These include Conwy Castle, Denbigh Castle, Plas Mawr and Caernarfon.

Rhuddlan Castle is not included on this initial list of 18 sites.The new booking system is accessible via the Cadw website and requires both Cadw members and general visitors to reserve or purchase time-allotted tickets, (10am - 1pm and 1pm - 5pm) no less than 24 hours in advance of their visit.

The ticketed entry process will allow Cadw to manage reduced visitor capacities — ensuring a safe and social distancing.

Sites will initially only open for five days a week rather than seven and all site entry prices will be reduced to reflect the recently announced reduction in the VAT.

A statement on Cadw's website says: "On behalf of everyone at Cadw, we’d like to thank all of our members and visitors for their ongoing support and patience during this time, it’s allowed us to effectively plan ahead for the safe re-opening of our major heritage sites,"

"We can’t wait to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you soon."

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