Caerphilly Castle

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Conservation work begins at Caerphilly Castle

Cadw has announced that work has commenced on its £5million project to transform Caerphilly Castle from a sleeping giant into a world-class heritage attraction.

The plans include improved visitor facilities in a new reception building at the entrance, refurbishment of the current shop, and access improvements to paths throughout the castle to ensure visitors of all abilities can enjoy the site.

Central to the project is a £1million overhaul of site interpretation including new state-of-the-art digital techniques, presenting the stories of the men and women who built and lived in Caerphilly Castle. The plans also include proposals to re-dress the Great Hall, the largest of its period in the country, to recreate the ambience and grandeur of its medieval heyday.

Cadw is working closely with partners including Mace Group Ltd, Purcell architects, Bright3D, various Engineers, and Wessex Archaeology to bring these proposals to life.  Initial works include detailed survey and investigations including archaeological evaluations that are scheduled to take place this spring.

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