• On this evocative tour, explore the remnants of forts left behind by the Roman occupation of South 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
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Tour assembles from 1500 at The Management Centre, Bangor, for four nights. 1800 welcome and introductory lecture.
Anglesey: Din Lligwy Hut Group (well-preserved Romano-British settlement), Holyhead Roman Fort, Ty Mawr (Iron Age settlement with well-preserved hut circles), Llyn Cerrig Bach (site of a Late Iron Age ‘sacred grove’), Bryn Celli Ddu (Neolithic chambered tomb).
Conwy Valley: Caerhun (former Canovium, Roman fort site), Church of St Tudclud (important early Christian inscribed stones), Tomen y Mur (Roman fort with extensive remaining earthworks including parade ground and military amphitheatre). Return via Llanberis Pass and remains of a Roman marching camp.
Dinas Dinlle (hillfort), Segontium (Roman fort built to command the Menai Straits), Hen Waliau (small Roman fort) and Caernarfon town walls and castle.
Morning visit to Beaumaris Castle. Tour disperses c 1200 at Bangor Station followed by 1215 at the hotel.
12 Jul — 16 Jul 2021
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Participants should be comfortable walking over open, rough pasture. A good level of fitness is required for this tour as sites can be located some distance from the road, sometimes involving an uphill climb.
Cost of £1055 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 £150.