Join Cadw for an Easter of Medieval Mayhem

Visitors to Wales’s most impressive historic sites can immerse themselves in legendary experiences this Easter bank holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017) as the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw) presents a packed programme of family events.   From Easter egg hunts at Cistercian abbeys to astonishing combat displays at medieval castles, there are […]

Launching ‘Live the Legends’

We’ve had an exciting day launching Cadw’s spring and summer campaign for 2017, ‘Live the Legends’. St David’s Day started with a 4am start for Helen, Sophie and Jamie who managed the surprise installation of two huge dragons in Caernarfon town centre. The Cadw campaign complements Visit Wales’s ‘Year of Legends’ and the dragon sculptures […]

CIM | New-look Welsh Marketing Awards opens to entries

Wales’ prestigious annual marketing awards, formerly known as Canmol, have returned this year with a new-look that will put the country’s very best marketers on a UK stage. The CIM Wales / Cymru Marketing Awards feature 12 categories – ranging from advertising to PR and digital to data – with four of Wales’ winners automatically […]

Cadw | Caernarfon Castle ‘Poppies’ tickets released to public

Tickets for Wales’s first exhibition of the iconic poppy sculpture Weeping Window have today (22 July) been released to the public. The striking Weeping Window artwork commemorating the First World War – featuring thousands of ceramic poppies – is to go on display at Caernarfon Castle from 12 October, as part of a tour organised […]

Cadw | Discover the EPIC beauty of Tintern Abbey in 360°

A stunning 360° video capturing the sun setting at Tintern Abbey has been released today (18 August 2016) by the Welsh Government, also marking the arrival of Visit Wales’s EPIC art installation to the stunning historic site. Part of a social media series, aptly named Epic Moments, the 60 second video, filmed as an evening to […]

Cadw | Caerphilly Castle’s bid to go down in LEGO history

Caerphilly Castle could soon become an official LEGO set and you can help make it happen. The Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw) has entered a specially commissioned replica of the famous castle into LEGO Ideas – a process that will see it considered for an official release if it gets enough public support. The […]

Cadw | The Greatest Castle Never Built: Beaumaris benefits from £170k boost

  Like Gaudí’s famed Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Beaumaris Castle was never completed. But now, thanks to a £170,000 investment from the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw), visitors will be able to experience Edward I’s castle as it was originally intended, for the very first time. The new installations, which were put to the […]

Cadw | Caerphilly Dragon’s full tour of Wales announced

The Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw), has today (19 July) announced the full summer tour dates of the much-loved dragon that broke the banks of Caerphilly Castle in March. The whopping one tonne creature, which has been scaring visitors to Caerphilly since it first appeared on St David’s Day, will invade towns across North, […]

Cadw | Caerphilly Dragon unleashed to fire up Wales squad

The colossal dragon that broke the banks of Caerphilly Castle in March this year has been brought to life through high-quality CGI animation, in support of the Wales football team ahead of their epic battle against Portugal in today (06 July)’s Euro Semi-Final. The film, released by the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw), also […]

Arriva | Innovative ticket system to be rolled out across Wales

An innovative ticketing system is being rolled out across the Arriva Trains Wales network after it was used for more than half a million journeys during the first 12 months of its launch. Rail passengers will be able to use the award-winning Mobile Multi-flex ticket – the first mobile ticketing system of its kind in […]

Arriva | Arriva Trains Wales to extend number of services to Manchester Airport

Arriva Trains Wales is set to triple the amount of services it provides to Manchester Airport after an application to extend the existing agreement was approved by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). The move which will start to be phased in from Monday, May 16 will see Arriva Trains Wales run significantly more […]

Welsh Government | Wales needs more living organ donors

There are currently 191 people in Wales actively waiting for a kidney transplant and this number is growing. Kidneys are the most commonly donated organ by a living donor.  A successful transplant from a living donor is the best treatment for most people with kidney disease. There continues to be a shortage of organs available […]

Arriva | Apprentices providing bright future for rail industry

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), one of Wales’ largest private sector employers is highlighting the achievements of its young and talented apprentices who are seeking to gain industry recognised qualifications with the business. In September 2015, Arriva Trains Wales recruited two apprentices into its engineering department on a 4-year apprentice contract. Chloe Thomas, […]

Welsh Government | Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in Wales

Today (11 July 2016), NHS Wales is launching a nationwide symptom awareness campaign – ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ to help increase survival rates by diagnosing and treating lung cancer earlier. The campaign targets people aged over 50 across Wales to educate on lung cancer symptoms and the benefits of promptly telling your GP if you […]