PUBLISHED: 16:50 14 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:14 30 August 2017

Tintagel Castle features in TV Show Secrets from the Skies which explores historic landmarks from a bird’s eye view

Famed for being the childhood home of the legendary King Arthur, a new TV seriees is set to kick off by unveiling the hysteries of the magnificent Tintagel Castle.

Tintagel Castle on the north Cornwall coast will be the focus of the first episode of new ITV series Secrets from the Sky’. The series takes to the skies and with the help of an octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter carrying a camera, explores historic landmarks from a bird’s eye view. Tintagel has been chosen alongside Stonehenge, Old Sarum, Maiden Castle, Sutton Hoo and The Antonine Wall to feature in the six episodes, confirming its position as one of the country’s most inspiring and intriguing historic sites.

ITV say the first programme in the series is dedicated to the history and legends of Tintagel Castle. Historian Bettany Hughes and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson will explore the castle and its surrounding landscape and consider the archaeological evidence for its legendary links to King Arthur. They set out to investigate whether there is any truth in the myth and discover that the site was once linked to the richest trade networks in the world. They also learn that some ancient graffiti could reveal how the legend of Arthur began.

Secrets from the Sky’ airs on ITV on Friday 17 October at 8pm

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