Former home of Catherine of Aragon could be transformed into 10-bedroom boutique

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The former home of Catherine of Aragon could be converted into a 10-bedroom ‘bijou’ boutique hotel in Shropshire.

In plans submitted to Shropshire Council, Castle Lodge in Castle Square in Ludlow would be transformed into a new hotel, with each bedroom themed after a historical character that previously lived at the building.

Ben Tagg, of New Media Services Ltd, said he wants to turn the building – which is currently a residential dwelling that sometimes opens as a museum – into a hotel which will attract tourists to the town.

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In its planning application, the firm said: “The application is to change the Grade II-listed building dating back to 1590 into a bijou hotel.

“The concept is to create a commercial business that runs in harmony with the existing local businesses to increase tourism and adds to the local dynamic by using and promoting local produce and products while creating additional employment on a small scale.

“The application building is sited opposite to the castle and has a café on one side and a commercial shop on the other.”

The building on the site dates to a known date of 1270.

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