The Golden Age of Northumbria

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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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