A MULTI-million transformation of the historic Hartlebury Castle is set to be completed within the next two months.

Work to convert the Grade One listed Worcestershire castle into a new visitor attraction is nearing completion and it is set to be launched to the public on May 7.

As part of the renovation, rooms are being restored to feature a new interactive experience which will enable visitors to discover the history of its residents.

For the first time, people will be able to explore the site’s parklands and gardens, while a new play area and café is also opening.

The new attraction is a partnership between Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust and Museums Worcestershire.

In 2014, the Trust awarded £5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to purchase and redevelop the former Bishop's residence

Jacqui Watson, Chair of Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, said: "We have worked long and hard with our partners on the project to reveal the beauty of Hartlebury Castle and its fascinating stories, we look forward to sharing the much-improved site with the public in May."

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "Worcestershire County Council together with Museums Worcestershire have supported the project every step of the way and we are delighted to see the project coming to fruition.

“The new developments complement the County Museum perfectly and visitors will enjoy seeing the fabulous museum collections including the much-loved transport and costume displays and the Victorian school room within the wider context of this historic site."