Photo courtesy of Martin Timbers.

Ryde’s historic Appley Tower will reopen for one day only on Saturday (16), as part of Appley Day celebrations.

The tower has been closed for public access since 2017, but accompanied public visits to small inside areas of the building will be allowed at various times between 10 am and 4 pm.

However, visitors will not be able to access the roof of the tower due to the removal of the stairs.

The tower’s future has been subject to speculation over the last few years, with community group Friends of Appley and local councillor Michael Lilley, working to find a permanent solution.

Free activities and entertainment including tree climbing, children’s craft activities and guided walks will all take place throughout the day in Appley.