Tolkien's wonderful world of Middle Earth comes to life in the beautiful setting of the Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante. Visitors will be able to enter Gollum’s cave, sit at Bilbo’s desk, see life-size characters, costumes, flags, weapons and shields along with other Middle Earth memorabilia in this wonderful exhibition dedicated to The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings trilogy. There is also a workshop for making beards for dwarfs, storytelling and a photocall. More than 700 pieces make up The Fortress Of The Ring exhibition being housed in five rooms in the castle to recreate the universe created by J R R Tolkien. More than 150 million copies of Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings have been sold and read while millions have also marvelled at the films. Now Alicante is set to become the capital of Middle Earth for a year.