New visitor centre for Harlech Castle
BBC Wales History
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.
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.
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