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Opening Dates for Tower and Castle

25 June 2018

With construction well underway, new dates have now been announced for the launch of Auckland Tower and Auckland Castle.    

Auckland Castle will re-open to the public in spring 2019, following a multi-million pound conservation programme to recapture its former Georgian Gothic grandeur.

It had been hoped that this extensive work would be complete in time for Christmas, however the complexities of working with an ancient structure and the ongoing discovery of hidden historic features has led to a small adjustment in the timescales.

Auckland Tower,  which will serve as the welcome centre for the wider Auckland Project visitor destination, will open on Saturday, 20 October 2018.

Before that, there will be two chances to take a sneak peek inside the unique site, with an Auckland Tower Town Update event on Saturday, 21 July 2018 and a special community event on Saturday, 29 September 2018.

It was previously anticipated that the Tower, would be complete in time for July’s event, however the complexity of the structure and impact of the weather has meant work will now be ongoing into the autumn.

More information about the ongoing work at Auckland Castle and Auckland Tower can be found in the full press release here.  Further details about all launch events will be announced soon.

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