Castle's gallery. Picture: Nottingham Post.

Nottingham Castle will reopen on June 21 when the lockdown restrictions are planned to be completely lifted.

Nottingham city council has spent over £31m to improve the castle to encourage tourists to visit the city.

The new Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor David Trimble was the portfolio holder for leisure  and is excited to welcome visitors into the re-developed castle.

VIDEO: Lord Mayor Councillor David Trimble describes some of the Castle’s new attractions

Nottingham Castle is now extremely modern with many technological updates.

It will bring Nottingham’s rich history to life with interactive and virtual technology which includes a Robin Hood folklore.

Many changes have been made to give the Castle a new look including a new visitor entry, a café and a Robin Hood gallery.

Visitors to the castle can now also look at the grounds beneath the castle.

It will be a perfect tourist location for a day out with friends and family. Fans of Robin hood will be able experience the history of Robin Hood like never before.

A video which was revealed in February also gave a sneak peek at a new playground. The Castle will be home to many creative artists.

It has taken three years for the refurbishments to be completed but appears that it was worth the wait.

The refurbishments were significantly delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism within Nottingham has really suffered as lockdown restrictions have prevented people from going out for leisure purposes.

Nottingham Castle has been providing activities online as a way for people to still learn about Nottingham’s history.

A virtual tour around the museum and the gallery is available online via V21 Art Space. Despite the challenges faced, the refurbishments are within the budget and completed in a timely manor.

The new Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Melita Bryan and Councillor Trimble have played a significant role in Nottingham Castle and promoting Nottingham as a tourist destination in the UK.

AUDIO: the Sheriff of Nottingham pays tribute to Councillor Trimble’s work

Nottingham Castle was built in the 1670s by the second Duke of Newcastle Henry Cavendish.

It is not actually a castle – it is a ducal mansion and is a part of many major historical events which occurred in Nottingham.

It was originally a Motte and Bailey castle in 1068 and was transformed into a fine art museum in 1878. It was the first municipal museum of art in the UK.

Sheriff Bryan is dedicated to “building up Nottingham’s tourism and making it a must-see place in the UK”.