Historic Environment

The historic environment is central to Wales’s culture and its character contributes to our sense of place and cultural identity.

It enhances quality of life and adds local distinctiveness.  It is an important economic and social asset.  It is vital that the historic environment is appreciated, protected and made accessible for present and future generations.

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Priorities for the Historic Environment of Wales

The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport has set out his ambitions for the historic environment — the physical manifestation of Wales’ cultural heritage. 

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Cadw offers grant to owners and others as a contribution towards the costs of repairing and restoring historic assets.  Priority is given to projects which will stimulate regeneration opportunities or to assets at risk.

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