The opulent interiors of King Henry II's Dover Castle have been recreated by English Heritage in a £2.45m project lasting two years.
The Kent castle's Great Tower has been brought back to life with almost psychedelic colour and drama, its restorers said. It reopens on Saturday.
It follows extensive research by a team of historians who worked closely with artists and craftspeople.
English Heritage said the castle had been a palace of "Versace-esque bling".
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