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Castle features in Channel 4 series

Front-south west outer building at Cardigan Castle.
Photo of an outer building by Phil Boorman, inside Cardigan Castle.

Restoration of the Year programme

Cardigan Castle has already collected several awards in the past 12 months – but will it scoop Channel 4’s Restoration of the Year crown?

The castle is up against projects from all over the UK in a television series that starts this Thursday (March 23) on UK Channel 4.

The programme is fronted by Grand Designs Kevin McCloud with historian Dr Anna Keay, director of the Landmark Trust plus historic building surveyor Marianne Suhr and architectural historian Jonathan Foyle.

For Marianne it is a return to the castle as she was one of the presenters in the BBC 2004 Restoration programme where the castle was runner up in the Welsh regional competition.

The programme runs over the next few weeks with Castle Green House featuring in the first episode. The winner will be declared in the final episode.

Alex Menzies, Deputy Head of Features at Channel 4 said: “Together the buildings that make up the Restoration of the Year shortlist tell a fascinating story of the UK's past at its most ambitious, intriguing, hard-working and creative. To be able to champion the master craftspeople, dedicated individuals and institutions teams who are protected this slice of the nation’s heritage is a real treat.”