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Taking Wales’ tourism to a new level

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Feb 10, 2008

Having been 10 years in the making, this is the £110m holiday destination which claims it will take tourism in Wales to another level when it opens in June.

Bluestone Holiday Park, featured in these latest pictures released yesterday, will eventually feature 335 luxury timber lodges set around a newly-built but traditionally-designed village featuring shops, pubs, restaurants and a lavish spa, all within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The 500-acre site will include the Blue Lagoon waterpark, which will feature the UK’s biggest indoor wave, a sports centre and a £25m snow dome, though construction does not begin on the latter until 2009.

Developers expect the complex to bring in up to 100,000 new staying visitors annually, while the water park and snow centre are each expected to attract 250,000 day visitors a year.

The park will open two years later than originally envisaged after a protracted legal challenge lodged by the Council for National Parks which went all the way to the House of Lords.

Bluestone’s creator William McNamara said, “It’s been a long and sometimes difficult journey but we’re here and we’re preparing to take tourism in Wales to a new level. It’s hugely gratifying and exciting for me to see my vision finally come to fruition.”

icwales.icnetwork.co.uk

Taking Wales’ tourism to a new level
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