TRUSTEES of Farnham Castle have launched a 10-year management plan, setting out how the charity will meet its objectives of "advancing the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement" of the iconic landmark.

Martin Butcher, board chairman, said: “The development of the plan has been a team effort by the trustees and Farnham Castle Operations and marks the beginning of an exciting time for Farnham Castle.

“The plan describes how public awareness of the English Heritage site and the former bishop’s palace will be improved while continuing to conserve, protect and improve the fabric of the building and maintain public access.

"I am proud to support the plan and look forward with confidence to the next 10 years of Farnham Castle’s 900-year history.”

Farnham Castle Keep is open to the public on weekdays (except over Christmas and in January) from 9am to 5pm (or dusk if earlier) and 10am-4pm at the weekend. Guided tours of the Bishops Palace are available on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm-4pm (last tour at 3.30pm).

The award-winning weddings and events business at Farnham Castle is owned by Farnham Castle Operations.