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Exploring the past in England

From the enigmatic Stonehenge in the south to the monumental Hadrian’s Wall in the north, archaeology in England is as rich through time as it is in geographical distribution. The earliest evidence of humans dates back to before the Last Glacial period. Beginning just before the end of the Ice Age and on into the Medieval period there were successive arrivals of people who brought with them new ways of living: the first farmers, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons, all contributing to the diversity of archaeological sites in England we can visit today.

Archaeology and History Festivals and Events in England

Swords of Kingdoms

From mid May to the end of November 62 objects from two of the most important Anglo-Saxon finds in England will be displayed together for the first time in a major temporary exhibition at Sutton Hoo. The archaeological site of Sutton Hoo has just undergone a major revamp, and this year will see objects from the Sutton Hoo Great Ship Burial displayed alongside the Staffordshire Hoard. Further Details >>



15+ D-Day Sites to Visit in England

When we think of D-Day, we all have mental images of troops landing on the beaches of Normandy. What about where they left from? D-Day was months in the planning and preparations, all of which took place in the UK. In honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we have compiled a list of the sites in the UK where you can learn about the other side of the D-Day landings …Continue Reading >>

Sarah Nash

Archaeology Travel

Remains of a D-Day Pill box on the beach at Studland Bay, England.

London Wall Walk: the City’s Roman & Medieval Past

The London Wall Walk is a 2.8 kilometre (1.75 mile) walk follows what remains of the wall built by the Romans and maintained and rebuilt during Medieval times, that starts at the Tower of London and leads you to the Museum of London. Besides seeing London’s ancient Wall, this is a great way to see significant places of the City of London … Continue Reading >>

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

A bronze statue of the Roman Emperor Trajan at the start of the London Wall Walk.


Find archaeology sites and museums in England by region

The division of England adopted here is primarily geographical, 12 regions defined by a distinct geographic identity. Archaeological sites and museums in each region are then listed according to the ceremonial counties of England. These ceremonial counties are appropriate here as they tend to be more geographic than administrative. Sites and museums that are located within the unitary authorities of Bournemouth or Poole can be found listed in the ceremonial county of Dorset. The following is a list of the 12 regions and their constituent counties.
The South-West Peninsular: Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly | Devon
Wessex and the West Country: Dorset | Somerset | Wiltshire
The Weald and Downland of south-east England: East Sussex | Hampshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Surrey | West Sussex
Greater London: London
The Cotswolds and upper Thames Valley: Berkshire | Gloucestershire | Oxfordshire | Warwickshire
The Chilterns and Northampton Uplands: Bedfordshire | Buckinghamshire | Hertfordshire | Northamptonshire
East Anglia: Cambridgeshire | Essex | Norfolk | Suffolk
The Midlands Plain and Welsh Borders: Cheshire | Herefordshire | Merseyside | Shropshire | Staffordshire | West Midlands | Worcestershire
East Midlands: Derbyshire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Nottinghamshire | Rutland
Yorkshire and the Humber Basin: Yorkshire
The Lake District and the North-west: Cumbria | Greater Manchester | Lancashire
Northumbria: Durham | Northumberland | Tyne & Wear

City Guides for History Lovers

The goddess Sulis Minerva, found in the Roman baths in Bath.

From Roman Baths to Exemplary Georgian Architecture

The famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, south west England.

A City Shaped by Bridges & Boats for at Least a Thousand Years

Remains of the Medieval bridge in Exeter, Devon.

A Roman Fortress Becomes a Prosperous Medieval Trading Post

Elizabeth Tower at the UK's Houses of Parliament.

Walk Londinium’s Wall to London’s Gothic Grandeur