Visitor Figures for Cadw sites

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Chepstow Castle © David Gill

I have been noted the recent visitor figures for heritage sites in the UK (e.g. English Heritage; National Trust for Scotland). The figures for sites in the care of Cadw were published in October 2015 and cover the year 2014.

The list for sites  is as follows (with 2013 in brackets):

  1. Conwy Castle: 186,486 (174,920)
  2. Caernarfon Castle: 176,609 (163,394)
  3. Caerphilly Castle: 108,576 (110,687)
  4. Beaumaris Castle: 87,045 (83,823)
  5. Harlech Castle: 76,628 (76,355)
  6. Tintern Abbey: 68,566 (67,616)
  7. Castell Coch: 68,534 (74,021)
  8. Raglan Castle: 60,819 (56,877)
  9. Chepstow Castle: 57,905 (52,163)
  10. Caerleon Roman Baths and Amphitheatre: 56,657 (52,747)
  11. Criccieth Castle: 43,815 (41,096)
  12. Kidwelly Castle: 29,661 (NP)
  13. Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House: 24,738 (21,372)
  14. St Davids Bishop’s Palace: 23,943 (32,509)
  15. Blaenavon Ironworks: 23,127 (18,601)
  16. Neath Abbey: 21,650 (NP)
  17. Rhuddlan Castle: 20,701 (18,936)
  18. Carreg Cennen Castle: 20,495 (18,822)
  19. Cilgerran Castle: 20,495 (NP)
  20. Laugharne Castle: 15,807 (11,715)
  21. Denbigh Castle: 12,342 (13,497)
  22. Tretower Court and Castle: 11,830 (13,758)
  23. White Castle: 8,603 (9,834)
  24. Valle Crucis Abbey: 8,117 (8,438)
  25. Strata Florida Abbey: 6,391 (4,956)
  26. Oxwich Castle: 6,070 (6,195)
  27. Dolforwyn Castle: 5,610 (NP)
  28. Dolwyddelan Castle: 5,495 (4,383)
  29. Lamphey Bishop’s Palace: 3,856 (3,673)
  30. Rug Chapel: 3,387 (3,325)

Note that the four castles of Edward I in North Wales (Conwy, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, and Harlech) are in the top five visitor attractions for Cadw. These form part of the World Heritage Site. Blaenavon is also part of a World Heritage Site.

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Tretower © David Gill

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