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Another top award for Cardigan Castle

The river and Cardigan Castle on a sunny day.

Civic Trust Awards honour castle

Cardigan Castle has scooped yet another top award winning the Conservation Project at the 2017 Civic Trust Awards.

The castle was the only Welsh winner at the event held in Winchester which celebrates outstanding architecture and built environment projects. Out of nearly 250 applications from all over the UK, only 12 projects were given awards.

Civic Trust Awards managing director Malcolm Hankey said: “The Civic Trust Awards was established in 1959 and is the only Built Environment Awards scheme that currently considers aesthetics, sustainability, inclusive design and community impact.”

He added: “Awards are given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. Award level schemes demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, whilst being sustainable, accessible and provide a positive civic contribution.”
The glossy awards brochure commented that Cardigan Castle “demonstrates what a committed community and regeneration scheme can achieve in helping establish a historic town as a visitor destination.”

Cadwgan Trust chair Non Davies said: “Cardigan Castle is testimony to what can be done by a small rural community. The project has revived a site of importance locally and nationally. We are pleased that this award will again focus attention on Cardigan along with its role in Welsh history and culture.”