Cardigan Castle reopens after £12m restoration

Cardigan Castle in Wales is reopening today (15 April) after a £12m restoration, with a range of new event spaces set to follow shortly.

Cardigan Castle, Wales
Cardigan Castle, Wales

The restoration project was started in 2011 with the aim to create new, sustainable uses for the 900-year-old, grade I-listed building.

The historic venue has gained a range of conference and event facilities which will open in the early summer, the largest of which is a marquee for up to 120 guests on circular tables, or 200 theatre-style. Smaller rooms inside the castle can seat from 20 to 60 guests. All of the meetings rooms offer A/V facilities and free wi-fi, and many have access to kitchen facilities.

The redevelopment of the castle also included the fitting of a floor-to-ceiling glass restaurant with views over the river, and a re-creation of the paths and lawns outside the venue.

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