Conisbrough Castle visitor centre demolished

nov 12 2013: For English Heritage. The old visitors' centre and shop has been demolished as work starts on a new complex at English Heritage's Conisborough Castle near Doncaster. Pictured is Birch plasterer, Roy Scaife, with a representative sword taking battle with the giant digger used in the demolititon. picture mike cowling nov 12 2013
nov 12 2013: For English Heritage. The old visitors' centre and shop has been demolished as work starts on a new complex at English Heritage's Conisborough Castle near Doncaster. Pictured is Birch plasterer, Roy Scaife, with a representative sword taking battle with the giant digger used in the demolititon. picture mike cowling nov 12 2013

The visitor centre at Conisbrough Castle, built in the 1990s to resemble a jousting tent, has been pulled down as the redevelopment of the site.

The flattened area will make room to facilitate access to the site, in addition to regenerating the public parkland, whilst work to convert and enhance the existing 19th century lodge into the new visitor centre has already begun.

English Heritage say it will offer a more suitable space to accommodate visitors, in addition to a more appealing and sympathetic design for the conservation area. This is all part of the redevelopment project that will see the castle brought back to life next Spring.

Much work has already taken place behind the scenes, with preparation well under way for the new interpretation at the castle, which will incorporate local people who took part in the ‘Faces of Conisbrough Castle’ campaign. Those local people involved will be presented to the public next year ahead of the castle reopening.