Thursday, 26 April 2012

New visitor centre opens at Conwy Castle

New visitor centre opens at Conwy Castle


A new 150sq m (1,615sq ft) retail and visitor centre has been unveiled at Conwy Castle in a move towards a new design concept to be implemented at Cadw-operated heritage attractions.

M Worldwide and Datum Contracts International were chosen by the historic environment agency last autumn to work on a flexible approach for Cadw's sites across Wales.

The concept aims to create retail units and visitor centres reflecting the "uniqueness" of the respective heritage site in order to improve visitor experience and attract more return visits.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Timber Castles: one day conference

To mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Higham and Barker’s seminal work, Timber Castles, the Castle Studies Group is holding a one day conference on the topic on Saturday 13 October 2012 at UCL in London.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Leith’s historic defences laid bare


A SECTION of Leith’s 16th century defences have been uncovered ahead of a proposed housing development.

The town ditch was constructed to protect the port from English sieges.

Archaeologists now hope to discover more about the history of Leith which hundreds of years ago was such an important port that it became pivotal to the control of Scotland