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I'M A CELEBRITY 2020 is back and fans are already loving this year's location - Gwrych Castle in Wales. Can you stay at the castle?

PUBLISHED: 11:48, Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:48, Tue, Nov 17, 2020

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I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 is back on ITV and the 10 campmates have made themselves at home at Gwrych Castle. The contestants have already been thrown into the deep end, with Shane Richie and Jordan North locked inside the underground Viper Vaults. The chairman of the castle's preservation trust, Mark Baker, spoke exclusively to about opening the castle up to visitors.

Can you stay at Gwrych Castle?

The latest series of I'm A Celebrity will go down in history for its change of location, as the series is known to usually take place in Australia.

However due to travel restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the creators of the series had no choice but to find a venue a little closer to home.

Luckily they came across the stunning castle in Abergele, North Wales, which boasts more than 2,000 years of history.

The castle only recently reopened to the public when it was taken over by the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust in 2018.

A number of projects are being set up to allow guests to stay at the castle, including equipping the property with running water and electricity.

The trust launched a 'soft opening' of the castle gardens back in 2014, but the main ruins were not opened until four years later.

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Mark Baker, who runs the Trust, said: "The plan is for it to be a visitor attraction, with landmark trust apartments within the castle, so you can actually stay there.

"That's the long term plan, the castle doesn't have electricity or water so that's one of the big campaigns at the moment, and we are fundraising."

The campaign is called Turn the Lights and Taps On, and details on how the public can get involved can be found via the trust's website.

The castle would make a comfortable venue for guests, with Baker explaining how the climate is not as desolate as fans may think.

He said: "It's got its own microclimate, it's in a secluded position so when you have horrific storms, the castle is very sheltered."

He said the area sees mild winters as they do not get much snow by the coast, however visitors can expect plenty of rain.

The campmates have been lighting plenty of fires to keep themselves warm, but hopefully by the time members of the public can stay at the castle, there will be plenty of alternative ways

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