Monday, July 18, 2011

OYSTERMOUTH CASTLE AT MUMBLES IN (UK) WALES HAS REOPENED

Swansea's Oystermouth Castle has reopened after the completion of the first phase of a £1m revamp. The work provides public access into part of the castle for the first time in hundreds of years. It also includes a 30ft (10m) high glass bridge. The work is part a £19m Welsh Government project to boost the contribution tourism at heritage sites makes to the Welsh economy.

Oystermouth Castle, which overlooks the Mumbles, closed last autumn, and the building project is said to assure the building's long term sustainability.

The bridge gives access into Alina's Chapel, which is thought to be linked to Alina de Breos, daughter of William de Breos III, Lord of Gower. It was added to the castle in the 14th Century and is its highest point, giving views across Swansea Bay.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-14167952

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