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We Dig the Castle

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Nottingham Castle’s annual training excavation returns for 2018 with a brand new programme.

Open to ages 14-plus (ages 14-16 with an adult), We Dig the Castle 2018 offers a brand new programme of test-pitting, excavation skills, recording, auguring, post-excavation, finds identification, historic building recording, digitisation and more, with trainees carrying out training and hands-on work not only in Nottingham Castle's Outer Bailey but also in Brewhouse Yard and at the Castle defences.

We Dig the Castle is currently fully booked, but the waiting list can be joined at

You can find out more, and follow the dig’s latest news, at or on social media at and