Harlech Castle has seen a 35% surge in attendance since the completion of a £6m refurbishment project.
According to a report in the Daily Post, income has risen by 69%. In addition, the refurbished shop has experienced a 439% increase in sales.
The work was funded by the Heritage Tourism Project (HTP).
Enhancements include the instalment of a “floating” footbridge which has allowed visitors to use the original castle entrance for the first time in 600 years.
The funding has also transformed the ground floor of the former Harlech Castle hotel into a visitor centre complete with a shop, café, toilets and interpretation area.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, said:
“The redevelopment has established Harlech as a year-round, all-weather destination.”
Image courtesy Harlech Castle