Historic hunting lodge reopens after renovation

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One of South Yorkshire’s most historic buildings - the newly-restored Boston Castle - will be unveiled officially tomorrow.

The much-loved 18th century former hunting lodge has undergone a £1.2 million restoration project, part paid for by a £590,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the rest of the cost met by Rotherham Council.

The amount covers the cost of fitting out the building as well as running activities within the castle for the next four years.

The restoration work has seen the removal of a Victorian extension and the building of a new entrance foyer, platform lift, stairs and toilet.

The new foyer allows access to the various levels including the roof, which at 26ft high boasts panoramic views across the River Rother valley.

Following tomorrow’s official opening, Boston Castle will be unveiled to the public from 11am to 3pm on Saturday. The castle will then be open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September.