Castle history lesson for Don Valley MP

MP Caroline Flint received a history lesson when she got a sneak preview of the new-look Conisbrough Castle.

Ms Flint, who represents Don Valley, joined English Heritage staff and contractors at the popular tourist attraction.

She was given a tour by English Heritage chief executive Dr Simon Thurley and project manager Tim Baldock.

She said: “It is very exciting to see the final touches going in just a few days ahead of Conisbrough Castle opening to the public.

“The old oddly-shaped visitor centre has gone and the new visitor centre has been created from a huge extension of the original lodge house.

“The castle keep now has videos that greet visitors and the building has never looked better. I’m sure this will be a record year for visitors.”

The castle reopens to the public on Saturday (10 May) at 10am.