Yorkshire Castles To Re-Open To Visitors Again Next Month

After being forced to close to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Yorkshire castles are set to re-open again, confirms English Heritage.

Confirming the news on their website, a statement reads: “Some of our historic sites are now open – we’re delighted to be welcoming you back. Many more sites will be open from 4 July, and we hope to reopen almost all our sites in August.

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“You will need to book your visit in advance. Each site will also have specific measures in place to keep everyone safe – please check the individual property pages for more details.”

Opening on the 4th July, six of Yorkshire’s most popular heritage sites will begin accepting visitors again, with all guests expected to pre-book online to gain entry. See the full schedule of Yorkshire openings below:

Open now:

Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire

Sites opening July 4

Kirkham Priory, York
Middleham Castle, Leyburn
Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton
Pickering Castle, North Yorkshire
Roche Abbey, Rotherham
Scarborough Castle
Whitby Abbey

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A number of English Heritage’s sites will remain closed until August, latest, including Clifford’s Tower in York, Rievaulx Abbey and Burton Agnes Manor House. More updates are expected as the Coronavirus situation in the UK changes.

Yorkshire’s heritage sites are worth a huge £2 billion to the UK economy, and are responsible for providing a large amount of jobs in the region. Tickets are expected to be in high demand, so English Heritage asks that customers only purchase tickets if they can guarantee they’ll be attending.