Craigdarroch Castle reopens to the public

Craigdarroch Castle reopens to the public
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Craigdarroch Castle has reopened to the public.

Victoria’s well-known and iconic castle has reopened.

Craigdarroch Castle reopened to visitors today is offering organized public tours between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. every day except on Thursdays during the summer months. Masks are mandatory for all visitors and the castle is following policies and procedures established by the province.

The visitors centre and gift shop will also be open, but with enhanced safety protocols in place. The Jingle Pot CafĂ© will remain closed for the remainder of the year, while small weddings and other events will can be “accommodated.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming local visitors back to the Castle beginning today,” said John Hughes, the castle’s executive director, in a press release. “A visit to Craigdarroch Castle offers a great homeschooling educational opportunity, a chance to visit a local landmark and a fun day out with family or friends.”

Craigdarroch Castle had been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tours will run 75 minutes and can accommodate up to eight people. Tours for immune-compromised and high-risk individuals will be available during the first tour of the day on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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