Welsh landmarks turn off lights for Earth Hour

Iconic landmarks across Wales turned off their lights on Saturday night for Earth Hour, dubbed the "world's biggest celebration of the planet."

Welsh landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Wales’ biggest castle Caerphilly Castle was among the Welsh landmarks to join the black out Credit: Betina Skovbro/WWF Cymru

Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff City Hall and the Senedd were among the landmarks around the country to take part in a black out last night as part of WWF's Earth Hour.

Castell Coch, near Cardiff. Credit: Betina Skovbro/WWF Cymru
Cardiff City Hall before the lights went out. Credit: Ffion Matthews/WWF Cymru
Cardiff City Hall after turning its lights out. Credit: Ffion Matthews/WWF Cymru
Candles were used to make a display outside the Senedd before the lights were switched off. Credit: Nick Treharne / WWF Cymru

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Half a million people in Wales joined the last Earth Hour

The WWF, who are organising Earth Hour, say it's "a fantastic reminder" to protect the planet.

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We estimate around half a million adults in Wales took part last year - and today's poll shows that most people share our hope of our country playing its part in a brighter future.

This year's Earth Hour is a special one for Wales as we hold a National Conversation of the future of our nation and prepare for a new Future Generations law - the first of its kind in the UK.

If everyone in the world lived as we do in Wales, we'd need more than two planets to support us. But we now have a great opportunity to change and become a sustainable 'one planet nation'.

– Anne Meikle, WWF Cymru

Iconic Welsh landmarks to turn off lights for Earth Hour

castell coch
The lights will go out between 8.30pm and 9.30pm at Castell Coch Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Iconic landmarks across Wales will turn off their lights this evening for Earth Hour, dubbed the "world's biggest celebration of the planet."

The WWF estimates around half a million people in Wales took part in last year's event.

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The Pierhead building is one of Cardiff's most famous landmarks Credit: ITV Cymru Wales