Mid Wales

Hay Castle in Powys saved by £4.5m lottery grant

Architect's drawing of a redeveloped Hay Castle Image copyright Rick Mather Architects

The future of Hay Castle in Powys has been secured following a £4.46m lottery grant.

The medieval castle ruins and its Grade I listed mansion in Hay-on-Wye will be restored and the ancient gate reopened.

When the project is complete, it will be the first time the castle has opened to the public in its 800-year history.

The Hay Castle Trust has also raised £1m towards the project. It is hoped work will begin in 2017 if a further £900,000 can be raised.

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