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Former home of Catherine of Aragon to become new 10-bedroom boutique hotel

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A Grade-II listed building in Shropshire that was once home to Catherine of Aragon to be given a new lease of life as a boutique hotel.

The local council has approved plans that will see Castle Lodge in Ludlow renovated into a 10-bedroom hotel, with lounge, bar and restaurant.

The building, which dates back to the 13th century, was acquired by Ben Tagg in 2018, having most recently been a private dwelling and museum.

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He plans to theme each bedroom around someone who once lived there.

Catherine of Aragon lived there whilst married to Prince Arthur, before marrying his younger brother Henry VIII when he died.

Since it has been occupied by a botanist, a sea captain, MPs and a shoemaker.

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