Caerphilly Council commends Cadw castle ‘masterplan’
Posted on : 06 Mar 2019
An ambitious blueprint has been developed by Wales’ historic environment service that will seek to maximise the potential of one of the most impressive medieval castles in the UK – including plans to allow visitors to ‘boat on the moat’ in the future.
Caerphilly county borough council has warmly welcomed the exciting masterplan for Caerphilly Castle, which has been unveiled by Cadw, Wales’ historic environment service.
The masterplan outlines ambitions to deliver eight strategic projects including enhanced visitor facilities, new interpretation and learning provision, themed play areas, improved venue hire and opportunities to use the moat for visitor use.
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of Caerphilly council said, “Caerphilly Castle is a fantastic asset to the town and to the wider county borough so we welcome these exciting proposals which, if delivered, will further enhance the visitor experience.”
“Tourism is a key contributor to the local economy and we fully recognise the significant benefits that could result from the implementation of this new masterplan. We commend Cadw on their bold vision to position Caerphilly Castle as one of the top historic visitor destinations in Wales and we fully support them with their aspirations,” he added.
The masterplan sets out a comprehensive programme of projects, totalling £8.1million, that have the potential to transform Caerphilly Castle into a ‘must see’ nationally-significant heritage attraction and build on recent attractions installed at the castle.
Last year a new ‘dragons’ lair’ and interactive maze were unveiled at the site thanks to investment totalling £570,000 as part of the Castles Alive campaign.