Shepton Mallet Prison to remain open in the New Year

Shepton Mallet Prison to remain open in the New Year

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Thursday 21st December 2023   Following discussions between the site operators, Cove Group, and landlords, City & Country, we are pleased to announce that we will now be keeping Shepton Mallet Prison open in the new year.

The building and visitor attraction are extremely important to the local community, and we are sure that this will come as very welcome news to residents in and around Shepton Mallet. We are also looking forward to further discussions in the new year with the owners, City & Country Group, regarding the longer-term future of the site. 

Joel Campbell CEO Cove Group said, “We are optimistic about our forthcoming discussions with City & Country and relieved on behalf of our hard-working staff who now know that their jobs are secure into the new year. We would like to thank the local community for their support in recent weeks and hope that this continues as we remain open for business.”

About Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison, the world’s oldest prison, has been a cornerstone of Somerset’s heritage for over 400 years. Cove Group has been the proud custodian of this site since 2017, offering a unique glimpse into the past through meticulously crafted tours and events.

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