Cadw ( _en. to keep) is a Welsh government body with the mission to protect, conserve, and to promote the built heritage of
Wales. It is the Welsh equivalent of English Heritageand Historic Scotlandand is now part of the Welsh Assembly Government.Most of Wales' great castles, and other monuments such as bishop's palaces, historic houses, and ruined abbeys, are now in Cadw's care. Cadw does not own them, but is responsible for their upkeep and for making them accessible to the public. Cadw is also responsible for "listing" [ [http://www.heritage.co.uk/apavilions/glstb.html About Listed Buildings ] ] and ensuring the preservation of historic buildings and archaeological sites.
The organization, whose full name is Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, was created in 1984; its headquarters are in
Nantgarw, just north of Cardiff. Since the 1998 creation of the National Assembly for Wales, Cadw has been part of the devolved governmentof Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government.
List of Cadw (Welsh Heritage) Properties
Abbeys and priories in Wales
*Castles in Wales
Historic houses in Wales
Museums in Wales
Conservation in the United Kingdom
* [http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/ Official Cadw website] en icon cy icon
* [http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales] en icon cy icon
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