Oystermouth Castle receives nearly £1m funding
It's the latest attraction to benefit from the Welsh Assembly Government's £19m Heritage Tourism project.
Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles
Just under £1m will fund a comprehensive programme designed to improve access to the site and its appeal to visitors.
The aim is to create a first-class heritage attraction, increase community connections within Mumbles and Swansea and act as a gateway to the castles of Gower. This work will also assure the long-term sustainability of the castle.
The funds will be spent on improving long-term accessibility to the castle, enabling everyone to easily visit and enjoy the site. To encourage more people to visit the castle there are also plans to launch an events programme.
The castle currently receives 5,000 visitors a year and the ambitious target is to increase this to 25,000 a year by 2014.
The castle is now closed for restoration until July 2011.
Find out more about Oystermouth Castle.
(Extracted from www.wales.gov.uk)