Protecting the Past
Castell Coch is managed by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.
Cadw is part of the Welsh Government’s Culture, Sport and Tourism Department and is answerable to the Deputy Minister, Lord Dafydd Elis‑Thomas, MS.
Cadw is a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or ‘to protect’.
History and Heritage
The head of Cadw is Gwilym Hughes who reports to Jason Thomas, Director of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
Cadw manage 130 historic properties on behalf of the Welsh Government.
“We are working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.”
The Fairytale Castle
Cadw have been responsible for managing the castle since 1984.
The site had 50,511 visitors in 2018*.
* Source – Welsh Government