The World's Best Archaeology on Your Doorstep: Our Brand New UK Tours

4th October 2019
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When an archaeological or historical site is within easy reach, it's easy to overlook it and just think, "I'll get around to visiting eventually!"

We are delighted to introduce our brand new collection of UK tours, which can see you walk the mighty Hadrian's Wall, discover the vast Roman influence on the glorious West Country or come face-to-face with Scotland's evocative standing stones. This is the perfect opportunity to see the place you call home in a new light next year!

1) Explore Northern Ireland

Join British archaeologist Jeremy Bennett on an Irish adventure next year, taking in sites that range from Titanic Belfast and the ruins of Dunluce Castle, to the fantastic Bushmills whisky distillery. Archaeology lovers will be thrilled with visits to the Neolithic Legananny dolmen, the Neolothic henge monument known as Giant's Ring and the Beaghmore Stone Circle. Click below for the full itinerary.

2) Britannia Prima

Discover the wealth of the Roman West Country on this five-day tour, led by one of our top-rated guides, Denise Allen. From the famous Roman Baths in the city of the same name and the settlement at Caerwent, to the amazing Roman villa in Chedworth that boasts several beautiful mosaics, this trip will shine a light on the area's rich past. Click below for more. 

3) Falco's Britannia

Join the acclaimed historical novelist Lindsey Davis and Andante expert Denise Allen for six memorable days discovering the most important sites in Roman Britain. Gain insight into how Lindsey conceived her Falco and Albia series during visits to places that include the Billingsgate Roman Baths and Mithraeum, the ancient city of Verulamium, and the impressive Fishbourne Roman Palace where extraordinary mosaics can be seen. Find out more by clicking below. 

4) The Archaeology of London

If you've enjoyed our Roman London study day, this is the perfect way to follow it up. For five days, you'll explore the sites and stories of London in the expert company of John Oxley, visiting the likes of the London Mithraeum, the remains of the Roman amphitheatre at the Guildhall and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths. This tour also offers the chance to discover other Roman sites hidden beneath street level. Find out more below.

 

5) Archaeology & Ghosts in East Anglia

Fans of M. R. James' fiction will be interested in this unique literary tour. Oliver Gilkes will lead you around Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Aldeburgh and more in search of the places that inspired James' cautionary works. Explore the Neolithic flint mines at Grime's Graves, listen to classic ghost stories in atmospheric surroundings and view the reconstructed Saxon village at West Stow. There are also visits to the Fitzwilliam Museum, King's College Chapel and the burial mounds at Sutton Hoo. Click below for more information. 

6) The Golden Age of Northumbria

In an era of warfare, raiders and ruthless kings, northern England occupied a place on an international stage that placed it alongside the great powers of the continent. On this six day tour, led by John Oxley, you'll visit the famous Viking-raided monastery of Lindisfarne, tour the abbey of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow and discover the sites of medieval York. Find out more below.

7) Discover the Picts

Go in search of warriors, monks and artists on this week-long exploration. Peter Yeoman will lead you from the amazing Pictish collection housed within the National Museum of Scotland to the free-standing Dupplin Cross, and from the Pictish promotory at Burghead to the St. Andrews sarcophagus. Read the full itinerary below. 

Other pre-existing UK tours on offer for 2020 include Prehistoric Ireland, the Archaeology of Wales, Cornwall - Ancient Kernow, Journey Through Wessex, the Archaeology of the Isle of Man, Highlights of Hadrian's Wall, Walking Hadrian's Wall, the Romans in the North, and finally Orkney & Shetland. 

To view a digital copy of our new UK Tours brochure, click the button below. 

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