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Berkhamsted Castle: closed... and who knows when it will open again?

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It is not known when Berkhamsted Castle will reopen after being closed due to flooding when its moat filled up with rainwater, blocking off all access points to it.

Site-manager English Heritage has only said it will be closed ‘until further notice’ as high water levels have made it unsafe for visitors.

A sign informing people of the news is on the closed gate to the castle and on the English Heritage website.

John Waller, 70, of Cobb Road, Berkhamsted, said: “People come from all over the world to go to Berkhamsted Castle and then they cannot get in.

“It’s understandable – because of all the rainwater there, but I do hope something gets done about it soon.”

Mr Waller gives tours of the castle to schoolchildren and history enthusiasts.

The sign on the castle’s gate says: “Due to high water levels, for your safety, the castle grounds will be closed until further notice.”

 

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