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Published on : Monday, July 4, 2016
Regional tourism to get a boost after Warwick Castle is set to open an official Knight’s Village this week, a £5 million investment in 28 new build year-round medieval-themed woodland lodges and 41 seasonal glamping tents.
This new venture is set to create fifty new job openings and welcome over 20,000 overnight guests this year across the three accommodation types. This village will add over 10,000 room nights to Warwick and set to bring £2.1 million economic benefit to the District annually.
Since summer 2013, the Castle has welcomed more than 50,000 overnight guests. Three after the first glamping accommodation opened and two years after the launch of two year-round deluxe Tower Suites, the castle is opening doors to the brand new Knight’s Castle.
More than 25% of the visitors stay in the area for a short break and 45 per cent also visit the town of Warwick during their trip, this is evident from the research conducted by the Castle.
The Divisional Director of Warwick Castle Nick Blofeld said that, they are evolving a world-class visitor destination and now offer a more compelling experience than ever before, putting Warwick firmly on the tourism map. The all-year Woodland Lodge and Tower Suite accommodation, in addition to the seasonal Mediaeval Glamping, significantly upgrades the diversity and quantity of guest beds offered in Warwickshire.
A one kilometre long raised wooden boardwalk links the 28 semi-detached lodges and 41 glamping tents. A new 390m2 Banquet Hall that also houses the village reception and bathroom facilities for glamping guests will provide hospitality and entertainment to the guests.