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  • This evocative tour explores the remnants of forts left behind by the Roman occupation of North Wales

  • Delve into Iron Age settlements including the ‘sacred lake’ at Llyn Cerrig Bach, where workmen discovered a large metalwork hoard

  • Discover the Neolithic chambered tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in Anglesey

"The sites chosen for us to visit were wonderfully varied and in some spectacular locations. At these Mark Corney gave enthralling talks."

- ACE Customer on the 2021 Prehistoric & Roman Anglesey & Snowdonia tour

North Wales and the island of Anglesey are rich in remains of the prehistoric and Roman periods, many set against the magnificent landscape of the Snowdonia National Park.

 

Journeying deep into Anglesey’s past, our tour will visit a rich variety of these sites and examine the wealth of the Iron Age societies who regarded the island as a sacred landscape.

 

The Roman occupation left behind many well-preserved remains of forts, spanning the late first to early fifth centuries AD. At Tomen y Mur the visible outlines of a Roman fort, amphitheatre and parade ground evoke the power and ostentation of the Roman Army on the fringes of the Empire. At Holyhead, the walls of a late Roman coastal fort still stand to full height.

 

We shall visit the Iron Age huts at Ty Mawr and the ‘sacred lake’ at Llyn Cerrig Bach where a large hoard of Iron Age metalwork was discovered during the Second World War.

 

In addition to site visits, the tour will present the results of the latest archaeological research, and examine new theories on the Iron Age and Roman period in this atmospheric landscape.

 

We will stay throughout at the three-star Bulkeley Hotel, based in a Grade 1 listed building in the heart of Beaumaris, a charming seaside town featuring beautiful medieval, Georgian, Victoria and Edwardian architecture.

 

This tour will be led by Mark Corney, BA, FSA, a specialist in Roman history and former presenter on Channel 4’s Time Team. An honorary research fellow at Bristol University, Mark is a former investigator with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.

Days
5
Cost
£1095
Tour Code
PRAS-22
Places are limited.
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Included: Accommodation based on sharing an executive twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.


Not Included: Travel insurance, standard double room for single use supplement £150.

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