• Follow in imperial footsteps as we explore the far reaches of the Roman Empire
• Uncover the remnants of Rome’s military past in the crypt of York Minster and at the fortifications at Cawthorn
• View the stunning mosaics at Aldborough, former ‘capital’ of the Brigantes tribe
is a specialist in Roman history and former presenter on Time Team
Assemble 1530 at the DoubleTree by Hilton York Hotel, York, for four nights. Welcome and introductory lecture.
Walking tour of Roman York: Yorkshire Museum (statue of Mars, head of Constantine), ‘Roman Bath’ (public house and museum) and York Minster crypt (well preserved remains of Roman headquarters building).
Cawthorn Roman Camp (fortifications overlooking North York Moors National Park) and Malton (earthwork remains of a substantial fort, including site museum).
Piercebridge (Roman fort and bridge) and Aldborough (‘capital’ of Romanised Brigantes): museum, mosaics, Roman town wall.
Tour disperses after breakfast.
6 May — 10 May 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Please note that while this tour will be taken at a gentle pace, some sites involve traversing steps and uneven terrain. Participants should have a good overall level of fitness and be comfortable undertaking walks of between one and two hours.
Cost of £1095 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 £200.