Behind the Scenes

Find out more from the English Heritage team as we work to protect and bring to life over 400 sites around England.

Tintagel Castle – The Dig Diary

Archaeologists at the Tintagel dig
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4 August 2017
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Archaeologists have returned to the north Cornish coast this summer, to discover what life was like at Tintagel Castle over 1000 years ago. Having found remarkable evidence of an early medieval settlement last year, a team of experts are back for a five-week dig on the headland, delving deeper into...

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Victoria Pendleton: My Day as a Jousting Knight

Victoria in full armour next to her horse, Duke with Kenilworth Castle in the background
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19 July 2017
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Victoria Pendleton
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Victoria Pendleton is a double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, amateur jockey and has been a contestant on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing. But how will she take to England's oldest national sport of jousting? We challenged Pendleton to a jousting bootcamp at Kenilworth Castle to see how the str...

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