Warwick Castle will be opening its' gates to the public this weekend for the first time since the lockdown.
The historic castle is amongst the first UK attractions to reopen to visitors.
Warwick Castle, which initially closed on March 21, will be opening exclusively on June 6 and 7 to Warwick and Merlin Annual Pass holders only.
From June 8 onwards it will be open to all guests on a pre-booked only basis.
While indoor areas are temporarily off-limits, guests will be allowed to wonder around the extensive grounds and gardens that surround it.
The usual shows will also be put on hold but people on site might be able to catch a glimpse of the castle's birds of prey as they will still be training in preparation for the full reopening.
Extra measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of everyone on site including:
Enhanced cleaning of all areas including toilets and seating.
Introduction of one-way systems, social distancing markers and sanitiser stations.
Entry allowed on a pre-booked basis only because of new daily maximum capacities.
Temperature spot-checks may be carried out.
Contactless payments for food and drink.
Toilets available on a one-in-one-out basis.
The Divisional Director of Warwick Castles says that the Castle's return will give people a "taste of normality, even if it is two swords apart".
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.