Caerphilly County Borough is still a popular destination for visitors despite the gloomy economic outlook – according to Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Caerphilly Visitor Centre, opposite the town’s magnificent castle, continues to receive a steady stream of visitors from across the globe. Almost 40,000 visitors have passed through the doors so far this financial year.
The council has said the bed-booking service offered by the centre has also performed exceptionally well and was boosted due to a booking fee for the service being dropped. There was also “phenomenal interest” generated by the Ryder Cup.
Income at the Cwmcarn Campsite and Visitor Centre has exceeded targets and up compared to last year. More than 110,000 people have visited the popular countryside destination so far this year.
Cwmcarn has become a key destination for mountain bike enthusiasts from around the world who flock to the site to enjoy the white-knuckle downhill trails that have been developed there.
Councillor Ron Davies, cabinet member for regeneration welcomed the latest figures released by Caerphilly County Borough Council.
He said: “These encouraging results clearly show that the area remains a popular choice for visitors thanks to the range of historic attractions and breathtaking countryside on offer.
“These draws, along with hugely popular events such as the annual Big Cheese weekend and the forthcoming River of Light lantern parade, are really helping to put Caerphilly on the map and we hope this success can be sustained in the future.”