A £3M castle renovation project has won a tourism award.

The scheme to restore the east wing of Ripley Castle, between Harrogate and Ripon, won the tourism category of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Pro Yorkshire Awards.

Phil Spencer, from Channel 4's Location Location Location programme, announced the result in a ceremony at Leeds Town Hall.

The awards, sponsored by Yorkshire Forward and in their fifth year, recognise projects that have made a positive contribution to property, construction or the environment.

Work on the restoration project at Ripley Castle started four years ago and has transformed the east wing into a conference and banqueting centre.

Sir Thomas Ingilby, owner of the 700-year-old Grade II-listed building, said: "We are thrilled that our efforts have been recognised by winning the Pro Yorkshire Awards' tourism category.

"It took more than 100,000 man hours to retain and restore this historic building at a cost of more than £3m and particular thanks must go to the developers, Manor Court Construction, for the tremendous work and effort they put into the project, which has made it such a spectacular and successful venue."