The Golden Age of Northumbria

6 days

From £1,745

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Summary

The Kings of the North

In an era of warfare, raiders and ruthless kings, northern England occupied a place on an international stage that placed it alongside the great powers of the continent. The kingdom of Northumbria dominated the north and under its Kings Edwin, Oswald, Ivar the Boneless and Eric Bloodaxe, it held primacy over Anglo-Viking Britain. Royal, secular and ecclesiastical patronage produced unrivalled cultural achievements in art, architecture, writing, and learning.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the famous monastery of Lindisfarne, raided by Vikings in AD 793
  • Explore the once bustling Roman town of Corbridge in the Tyne Valley
  • View St. Paul’s monastery at Jarrow
  • Discover medieval York and admire the Norman architecture of Durham Cathedral

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Today's Price
£1,745

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £325

Meet your Experts

John Oxley

Guide Lecturer

John Oxley has worked in York since 1989 as City Archaeologist and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Bamburgh Castle, Northumbria
Tour dates & prices
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
14 September 2020 ANOB200914 14 September 2020 (Monday) 19 September 2020 (Saturday) John Oxley £1,745
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£500 £325

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