Warwick Castle is to fully reopen to the public from Saturday 4 July in accordance with the latest easing of lockdown measures announced by the UK government.

The venue will also resume its short breaks, with accommodation at the on-site Knight’s Village.

The main castle will be open to visitors both inside and out. The extensive grounds & gardens reopened on 6 June. Visitors can rediscover the armoury collection in the Great Hall, step back in time for the Royal Weekend Party, and climb the towers and ramparts for views across the grounds and beyond.

Character performers will also be back on site, including knights and princesses, and the renowned Birds of Prey shows will return in The Falconer’s Quest. 

Food & drink outlets due to reopen include the Coach House cafe, Conservatory tearoom and a number of outdoor takeaway stands.

Accommodation for short breaks will also be reopening from 4 July, offering overnight stays in woodland lodges with medieval styling for the full historical experience. Lodges sleep between five and seven people and all have self-contained bathrooms and toilets.

All tickets and stays must be booked in advance online at warwick-castle.com, and new daily capacity limits are in place to ensure social distancing and provide the best possible guest experience. On arrival, visitors will see significant and reassuring new safety measures in place, such as new routes around the attraction, new queuing formats, staff wearing PPE and enhanced cleaning, in alignment with government guidelines.

Divisional Director Nick Blofeld says: Having reopened grounds & gardens in early June, our new procedures are firmly in place and will now be extended across the whole attraction. We’re confident that we can offer the full castle experience that we know our visitors love, in line with best-practice advice on social distancing and hygiene.”

For further information, visit: www.warwick-castle.com 

A number of key processes have been implemented to ensure visitor safety, including:

- Increased health & safety procedures for enhanced cleaning of all areas, including toilets and seating; introduction of one-way systems supported by clear wayfinding, social-distancing markers and sanitiser stations

- Entry will be dependent on advance online booking only, with availability subject to new daily maximum capacities to ensure allowance for social distancing. Temperature spot-checks may be carried out.

- Guests are encouraged to bring face coverings with them for use if necessary

- Contactless payment for food & drink payment, from ‘grab & go’ outlets offering snacks, hot & cold drinks and ice cream

- Toilets will be available to guests on a one-in-one-out basis