Introducing 4 New UK Tours For 20199th April 2019
The wealth of history and variety of archaeological sites on offer in our small, yet incredible country simply beg discovery.
With this in mind, we have created four brand new itineraries that will take you from the south right up to the north, in search of stories, traditions and culture – all in the company of experts, who will help you to see the place you call home in a new light.
1) Discovering the Picts – Warriors, Kings & Artists
Join Peter Yeoman, former Head of Cultural Heritage at Historic Scotland and all-round Scotland expert, on this exciting new 7-day adventure. Starting in Edinburgh, you'll visit the National Museum of Scotland, see a sarcophagus in St. Andrews, journey to Angus where a collection of 36 Pictish stones await, and tour an important and intensely investigated hillfort called Craig Phadrig. You'll also discover Sueno's Stone, a Pictish promontory at Burghead and the Tarbat Discover Centre at Portmahomack.
2) Highlights of Hadrian's Wall
This September, travel to Carlisle where you'll meet expert archaeologist Tony Wilmott for a 6-day exploration of Hadrian's Wall and its surrounding sites. Different to our Walking Hadrian's Wall tour that departs in June, this new itinerary offers privileged access to the Senhouse Roman Museum, you'll get the chance to visit the bath house at Ravenglass (one of the tallest surviving Roman structures in Northern Britain), and there will be an all-encompassing tour of Vindolanda with its extensive Roman remains. What's more, you'll also stop at a range of captivating museums, where the stories of this iconic structure are revealed in unique and interesting ways.
3) Cornwall - Ancient Kernow
A beloved holiday destination for many, join a local archaeological expert in Cornwall for an insider's guide to its magnificent landscape. Discover over 2,000 years of archaeology, from Stone Age megaliths and Iron Age hillforts, to the long history of Cornish tin-mining. Take a walk around Bodmin Moor and separate myth from reality at Tintagel Castle, supposed seat of King Arthur. Along with exploring the stunning St. Michael's Mount (pictured above) and walking through the Caradon Mines area, you'll also discover one of the best preserved ancient settlements in the country at Chysauster Courtyard House Village.
4) Scottish Highlands & Islands
From the 5,000-year-old Standing Stones of Callanish and the exceptional prehistory to be discovered at Kilmartin Museum, to one of the oldest religious centres at Iona Abbey and the well-preserved Carloway Broch, this new 9-day tour will showcase the best of Scotland's vibrant and varied past. You'll also visit the Skye Museum of Island Life, the Scottish Crannog Centre and the ruins of a Roman bath located at Beardsden.