Recognition for “valuable and beautiful destination”
Cardigan Castle has won a top architecture award.
The castle won the Welsh Architecture Award and the RSAW Conservation Award in a glittering awards ceremony in the Vale of Glamorgan last week.
The judges’ citation said the 15 year campaign to save Cardigan Castle was “a triumph of public, community drive and commitment. Without the will and passion of the local people, the castle wall and associated buildings would almost certainly have been lost.”
The citation continues: “Not only have the architects Purcell created a new, valuable and beautiful destination for the town, but the project has also unlocked and opened up entry into the town.”
The judges praised the new 1176 restaurant saying it has been “designed as a sensitive contemporary insertion into the historic setting, correctly reflecting the ongoing passage of time and history.”
Cadwgan trustee Dic Thomas was present at the ceremony to collect the award.
“This is a wonderful recognition of all the hard work that has been done to bring Cardigan Castle back to life,” he said.