Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens are reopening on Saturday (June 13).

All staffed English Heritage sites have been closed since March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the castle and gardens will be one of the first of those sites to re-open.

The charity has introduced new measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff.

These include social distancing measures outside with a similar one-way system indoors.

Only visitors will pre-booked tickets will also be allowed entry - but once they are on the site, they will be able to stay as long as they like. Credit: PA Images

Visitor numbers will also be limited, so anyone planning to visit (including members and local pass holders) will need to book in advance on the English Heritage website and arrive during their given time slot.

Only visitors will pre-booked tickets will also be allowed entry - but once they are on the site, they will be able to stay as long as they like.

“Our staff and volunteers here have, been working hard to adapt Kenilworth for reopening. We want to reassure our visitors that their wellbeing is paramount which is why we have put stringent social distancing measures in place as well as reinforcing our high hygiene standards." "During this time Kenilworth has once again been part of history, shutting its gates while the country battled this pandemic, however all our staff are excited to now reopen and greet visitors this coming weekend. Whether you’re looking for a fun place for the family to let off steam, inspiration for home-schooling, or just a wide open space to take in the peace and quiet, we’re delighted to welcome our visitors back.”

Matt Bulford, Head of Historic Properties West Midlands

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