Cardigan Castle receives UK£4.5m lottery grant

For the past ten years, the Friends of Cardigan Castle in Wales have been hoping to raise money for restoration of the 12th Century building, the first stone castle built by the Welsh princes and the stronghold of Rhys ap Gruffydd. Now they have received an award of UK£4.5m European money.

The money will be spent to restore and conserve the castle walls, buildings and gardens, and to add a museum, workshop and cafe. Castle officials hope that the renovations will increase visitors tenfold.