New visitor centre for Harlech Castle

CADW, the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government, has purchased a hotel next to Harlech Castle in Gwynedd. The purchase of the hotel and car park, near historic fortress has been supported by the Welsh Assembly Government's £19m Heritage Tourism Project (HTP) and is backed by £8.5m from the European Regional Development Fund.

Harlech Castle

CADW's plans will see the ground floor of the hotel turned into a visitors' centre. The first and second floors of the building will continue to provide accommodation for visitors.

The purchase was funded from the assembly government's £19m heritage tourism project, which is backed by a further £8.5m in European cash.

Harlech Castle has more than 90,000 visitors each year and is a World Heritage Site and of international significance. Read more about CADW's plans in today's Daily Post article.

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