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Visitors next summer to the Battle of Hastings battlefield will - for the first time - be able to get a bird's-eye-view of the landscape on which the most famous battle on English soil was fought, English Heritage announced today. As part of its re-presentation of the 1066 site, English Heritage will open up the roof of the Great Gatehouse of William the Conqueror's abbey - founded where King Harold died - giving visitors a whole new perspective on arguably the most important battle in English history.
One hundred years after guns on the White Cliffs first successfully repelled a German Zeppelin raid, Dover Castle will once again resound to artillery fire following the restoration by English Heritage of a rare anti-aircraft gun used in the First World War, thanks to a grant of £272,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A new exhibition at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall takes a fresh look at how fact and fiction have contributed to the history of this iconic landmark. The English Heritage exhibition explores the origins of Tintagel’s links to the Arthurian legend, and how this inspired Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to build a castle on the rugged coastal spot in the 13th century.