Heritage Tourism Project

Picture of the giant marquess of Bute at Caerphilly Castle
Giant marquess of Bute at Caerphilly Castle
Launch of the CALCH trail which tells the history of the Black Mountains lime quarries
The CALCH trail which tells the history of the Black Mountains lime quarries
Picture of 'the guard' at Conwy Castle
'The Guard' at Conwy Castle
Picture of children from Ysgol Beddgelert at the launch of the Princes of Gwynedd scheme
Children from Ysgol Beddgelert at the launch of the Princes of Gwynedd scheme
Picture of a map of Wales in Pembroke Castle which is part of the Castles and Princes scheme
Map of Wales in Pembroke Castle which is part of the Castles and Princes scheme

The Welsh Government is managing a project to develop heritage tourism in Wales. The project is largely funded by the Welsh Government and from EU Convergence Funds and will help maximise the economic value of heritage by increasing the number, length and value of visits to Wales. The project will also help open Wales’s outstanding heritage to a wider audience by making it more enjoyable both for visitors and for people who live in Wales.

From improving Bronze Age mines, revitalising Roman fortresses and installing ground breaking interpretation at Cadw sites, the Heritage Tourism Project has benefited heritage sites across Wales for the people of Wales.

Details of projects delivered at Cadw sites and projects delivered at external sites can be found below.

A recent study by Cardiff Business School found that the economic benefits to Wales of this Cadw-led project could be up to £19m a year through heritage tourism. This project in turn also supported more than 1,000 jobs. The report from the Cardiff University’s Business School’s Welsh Economy Research Unit can be read on the E4G website.