A state-of-the-art “immersive experience” and virtual reality tours will be introduced at Caernarfon Castle as part of a £3.3m programme.
Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, is looking to enhance the visitor experience at the World Heritage Site.
Proposals for the King’s Gate include first ever level access to the upper embattlements, developing interactive experiences such as virtual reality and improved access.
Plans also include a glazed lift to gain access throughout King’s Gate leading to a new viewing deck at the top.
Cadw has tapped into Visit Wales’ Tourism Attractor Destination programme to secure the £3.3m programme.
A pop up consultation event on Castle Square, Caernarfon, will be held to seek Local views and thoughts on these proposals on November 26 and 27.
There will be story boards along with a 3D model of the castle with proposed enhancements.
Minister for culture, tourism and sport, Lord Elis-Thomas said: “Caernarfon Castle is a hugely significant attraction, one of the most well-known castles in the UK and it is recognised internationally.
“This project is focussed on enhancing this world class offer. We want to drive up visitor numbers for the monument and of course Caernarfon town by making it more accessible to a much wider audience.
“If we are genuinely to break down barriers, our sites need to be more accessible, relevant and enjoyable. We must continue work on maximising access for those with mobility difficulties.
“We have made great progress with the access bridges at Caernarfon and Harlech – I now want to build on this by providing better access to the higher levels of some of our castles, such as Caernarfon, but in a way that is sympathetic to their historic character.
“Our proposals here absolutely support that.”
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