WARWICK Castle will partly reopen on Saturday.
Only the grounds and gardens will open at first in line with the latest Government guidelines following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Indoor areas of the castle will remain off-limits until further notice and the overnight accommodation will also remain closed.
A number of measures have been implemented to ensure visitor safety including enhanced cleaning, one-way systems supported by signposting, social distancing markers and sanitiser stations.
Entry will be by advance online booking only, with availability subject to new daily maximum capacities to ensure allowance for social distancing. Temperature spot-checks may also be carried out.
Thee will also be contactless payment for food and drink, from takeaway outlets offering snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice cream.
Toilets will be available to guests on a one-in-one-out basis
Open exclusively for the first weekend to Merlin Annual Pass Holders, the castle will be open for pre-booked tickets from June 8 onwards.
Divisional Director Nick Blofeld said: “After ten weeks of closure, we can’t wait to reopen our gates and share the beauty of the castle’s outdoor spaces with guests again.
“We are delighted to be amongst the first attractions able to reopen to the public, albeit on a limited basis for the time being.
“These first ‘baby steps’ are a really positive sign for us, the wider industry and indeed the general public and we can now start to rediscover everything that this country has to offer.”