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.
For two weeks in July a programme of events up and down the country showcases the very best of archaeology in the United Kingdom. This is the Council for British Archaeology’s annual festival, the theme of which for 2019 is ‘Archaeology, Science and Technology’. There are activities for everyone to enjoy, from excavation open days and artefact handling sessions, to site tours and public lectures. 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 >>
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 >>