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Northumbria in the First Millennium

22 Aug — 26 Aug 2022 | Tour Director: Imogen Corrigan

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Imogen Corrigan,

BA, MPhil, FRSA

Imogen Corrigan is a medieval historian

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1700 at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County for four nights. Evening lecture: The Age of Bede

Day

2

Morning lecture: Viking Art & Myth followed by St Paul’s Church, Jarrow; St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth; and St Mary Magdalene, Hart. Evening lecture: The Lindisfarne Gospels

Day

3

Excursion to Lindisfarne: St Mary’s Church (reputed site of original monastery) and Priory (home of St Cuthbert). Continue to Bamburgh for visit to St Aidan’s Church and Rothbury for All Saints’ Church (font stands on part of a 9th century Market Cross). Precise timings for this day will depend on tide times.

Day

4

Morning visit to Escomb church (dating from c 675). Return to Durham for afternoon at the cathedral (including Cathedral Museum). 

Day

5

Chester-le-Street (St Cuthbert’s Church and Anker’s House Museum) followed by Hexham Abbey. Tour disperses 1530 at Durham Station followed by the hotel.

Tour Dates

22 Aug — 26 Aug 2022

Days

5

Cost

£1045

Tour Code

NFMN-22

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Testimonial

“Imogen was great – hugely knowledgeable and good at imparting that information”
“First class in every way”
“I have been long looking forward to a tour led by Imogen and it was every bit as good as I had anticipated – and even more”
-  ACE customers on the 2020 Northumbria in the First Millennium tour

FITNESS/ PRACTICALITIES

While this tour is not particularly strenuous, some visits will involve walking over rugged or uneven ground, and church interiors may be dimly lit. Participants should have a good overall level of fitness.

Cost of £1045 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £110.

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