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Northumbria in the First Millennium

11 Sep — 15 Sep 2017 | Tour Director: Imogen Corrigan

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Imogen Corrigan , BA

Imogen Corrigan is a medieval historian

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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, Jarrow; St Peter’s, Monkwearmouth; and St Mary Magdalene, Hart (Anglo-Scandinavian stonework). Evening lecture: The Lindisfarne Gospels.

Day

3

Via All Saints, Rothbury (font stands on part of a 9th century Market Cross) to Lindisfarne: St Mary’s Church (reputed site of original monastery), Priory (home of St Cuthbert), Lindisfarne Heritage Centre (facsimile of Lindisfarne Gospels). Return via Yeavering (once site of the court of Northumbrian kings).

Day

4

Morning visit to Escomb Church (dating from c 675). Return to Durham for afternoon at the Cathedral (including new Open Treasure galleries).

Day

5

Chester-le-Street (St Mary and St Cuthbert with facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels, Anker’s House Museum), Heavenfield (thought to be where St Oswald raised a large wooden cross before the Battle of Heavenfield in 635), Hexham Abbey (7th century crypt). Tour disperses 1600 at Durham railway station, followed by the hotel.

Tour Dates

11 Sep — 15 Sep 2017

Days

5

Cost

£895

Tour Code

NFMN-17

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Cost 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 £120.

 
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