Cadw

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Cadw is a semi-autonomous publicly-funded body which with the mission to protect, conserve, and to promote the built heritage of Wales — the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage and Historic Scotland.

Most of Wales' great castles, and other monuments such as bishop's palaces, historic houses, and ruined abbeys, are now in Cadw's care. This does not mean that Cadw owns them, but it is responsible for their upkeep and for making them accessible to the public. Cadw is also responsible for "listing" and ensuring the preservation of historic buildings and archaeological sites.

The full title of the organisation is Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments Executive Agency. It is a part of the National Assembly for Wales and hence part of the devolved powers of the government of the principality. It was created in 1984 and its headquarters are in Cardiff.

Origin of name

Cadw is a Welsh verb meaning to keep.

See also

External links

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