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Winners of new attraction accolades announced

Winners of new attraction accolades announced

Cardiff Story Museum
Cardiff Story Museum

The winners of Visit Wales’ new attraction accolades scheme have been announced today. The new accolades are for attractions which are already part of the Visit Wales’ Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme but who make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.


The Cardiff Story Museum were delighted to be presented with their certificate for a Gold Award today. The Museum gives an insight into the history of the Welsh Capital for people of all ages.


The accolades reflect the wide variety of attractions on offer in Wales to include museums and galleries, castles, historic houses, theme parks, gardens, country parks and action packed activities  


The 2016 winners are as follows:


Gold Accolade – for attractions that achieve excellence for their facilities and customer service

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth

Coed Y Brenin, Dolgefeiliau, Dolgellau

Erddig, Erddig Hall, Wrexham

National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthen

Aberglasney House & Gardens, Llangathne, Carmarthen

Chirk Castle & Garden, Chirk, Wrexham

Dinefwr Park & Castle, Newton House, Llandeilo

Greenfield Valley Museum, Greenfield, Holywell

Plas Yn Rhiw, Rhiw, Pwllheli

Tredegar House, Newport

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

The Cardiff Story Museum, Trinity Street, Cardiff

Greenwood Forest Park, Y Felinheli

RSPB Newport Wetlands Environmental, Education & Visitor Centre, Nash, Newport

Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff

Penderyn Distillery, Penderyn, Aberdare

The LC, Oystermouth Road, Swansea

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis

The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan


Hidden Gem - quality attractions/places of interest with visitor numbers under 20,000 visitors per year (or for attractions within an attraction)

Hywel Dda Garden & Interpretive Centre, St Mary’s Street, Whitland

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge

The Gate/Y Gat, Pentre Road, St Clears

Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Queen’s Tower, Caernarfon Castle

Ruthin Gaol, Clwyd Street, Ruthin

Wrexham County Borough Museum, Regent Street, Wrexham

Ribride, Porth Daniel Boat Yard, Menai Bridge

Glansevern Hall Gardens, Berriew, Welshpool

Milford Haven Heritage & Maritime Museum, The Old Custom House, Milford Haven


Best Told Story - for attractions that achieve excellence in conveying their ‘story’

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff

National Coal Museum, Big Pit, Blaenafon

National Wool Museum, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul

Mary Jones World, Llanycil, Bala

City Sightseeing Cardiff, Cardiff


Quality Café - for attractions that achieve excellence for their food

Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-cafn, Colwyn Bay

Llynnon Mill, Llandeusant

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