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.
About the Heritage Tourism Project
Learn more about the Heritage Tourism Project, its aims and objectives, and how Cadw has delivered a multi-million pound boost to the Welsh economy by working in partnerships across the heritage sector.Learn more about the HTP project
Cadw Delivered Schemes
Experience our historic monuments in a whole new way with our groundbreaking interpretation. From Caerleon Roman Fort to Dyfi Furnace, this work has transformed numerous Cadw sites all over Wales.Experience our sites in a new way
Externally Delivered Schemes
Bronze age mines, an iron age village and unique faith trails are some of the fantastic historic attractions that have been transformed by working in partnerships within the Heritage Tourism Project.Working in partnerships to develop Wales' heritage
HTP boost to the Welsh economy
A report published by Cardiff University shows that the Heritage Tourism Project has significantly boosted the Welsh economy, increased visitor numbers to heritage sites and supported hundreds of jobs across Wales.Read more about the benefits for Wales of this project