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Fonmon Castle To Re-open From April 1st


Large areas of the Fonmon Castle estate will reopen to visitors from Thursday April 1st following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions.

Restrictions were eased as of Saturday 27th March, allowing limited outdoor areas, historic places and gardens to re-open. Other changes to rules include allowing up to six people from two different households to meet and exercise outdoors and the end of the Stay Local rule, with residents of Wales now allowed to travel freely around the country.

In a post on social media, representatives for Fonmon Castle said:

“After recent consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government we are pleased to announce that Fonmon Castle Estate and Gardens will be open from April 1st.

Following the advice of the ministers and with keen support to promote outdoor exercise , health and well being , we are able to open the following areas to our visitors:

  • The Victorian Walled Gardens
  • The Woodland Walks
  • The Trim Trail
  • The Dinosaur Woods
  • The Story Telling Trail
  • The Regeneration Project
  • The Wild Wigwam Walk with Roly Poly Castle
  • The Bird Hides and Den Building Area
  • The Prehistoric Plant Trail
  • The Blue Bell Woods
  • The Medieval Grange
  • The Mad Hatter’s Garden And 350 acres of open Meadows.”

The castle estate is re-opening following strict Covid-19 precautions, sharing the list of procedures they will be following when welcoming visitors back:

  • only online bookings will be accepted
  • strict visitors attendance times
  • staggered arrival times
  • additional handwashing areas
  • one way system
  • social distancing at all places on our site
  • additional cleaning staff to monitor playgrounds and spaces.
  • No dogs are allowed on site.

Due to the restrictions that remain in place, unfortunately visitors will still be unable to go into the castle itself.

You can find out more about the re-opening of Fonmon Castle and book tickets, here.

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