Attractions industry news
30 Oct 2012
Swansea castle redevelopment planned
Swansea Council has approved plans to redevelop the city's historic castle into a major new visitor attraction.
Swansea Castle was built more than 800 years ago and its ruins currently dominate Castle Square in the city centre.
Swansea Council has already been working with the Welsh Government and Cadw to make the landmark more accessible to visitors and has now approved plans to invest further in the site to establish it as a major visitor attraction.
The next phase of the work will involve landscaping works within the courtyard that will be designed to increase public use.
There will also be improvements to the lighting scheme to highlight points of interest and an interpretation project will be designed to provide information to residents and visitors regarding the historical and cultural significance of the castle.
Councillor Nick Bradley, Swansea Council's cabinet member for regeneration, said: "Working in close partnership with the Welsh Government and Cadw meant we were able to open up Swansea Castle for the first time in decades.
"The next phase of works being proposed will further improve the landmark and attract even more visitors."