Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cardigan Castle receives £4.7m grant

Cardigan Castle, which dates back to the eleventh century, has received a grant of nearly £4.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to save the iconic building and create a major heritage visitor destination.

Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust have been campaigning since 2001 to save the Castle’s 840 year history. They went into partnership with the castle owners Ceredigion County Council in 2007 in order to bid for HLF cash. They were awarded the money to carry out conservation work at the Castle – a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed building – and to listed buildings and the historic gardens which are all within the walls of the site.

Click here to read this article from Medievalists.net