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This was achieved through altering historic details to create level thresholds, sensitively inserting a lift into Castle Green House and thoughtfully integrating wayfinding around the site. A market appraisal by the Trust after the HLF Round II grant award led to changes of use of many of the buildings at a late stage to meet an increased emphasis on commercial holiday accommodation and function hire.The HLF and other funders have proved to be enormously supportive with a second £800k HLF grant awarded to bridge the ensuing shortfall.



Raking shores had propped the main southern walls since the 1970s and major structural and civil engineering works were necessary.The regeneration of Cardigan Castle has boosted the local economy, created jobs and brought the community together, honouring their heritage and the birthplace of the Eisteddfod.Planning and Design Process The Cadwgan Trust commissioned Purcell in 2005 to undertake an initial condition survey and an options appraisal.The walls were strengthened by forming clusters of Cintec anchors to lock back the wall face and voids behind filled with semi-thixotropic grout.

A local Cilgerran slate quarry was reopened to provide stone for repairs, and vast areas of wall were repointed.

As anticipated by the project team, additional archaeology was uncovered including medieval cellars.