Archaeological Sites & Roman Sites in England

Archaeological sites

Digging deep into history is one of the most fascinating ways to understand our past. If you fancy getting your hands dirty, you can get some hands-on-trowel action at participatory digs in prehistory, Iron Age, Roman and Saxon archaeological sites. Unearth a Viking bone spoon, discover Ice Age rock art or take in the ambience of a hill fort encampment dig at one of the many Roman sites in England. For a more relaxed take on history, dip into the contemporary spa amenities available at sumptuously restored Roman baths. History is part of the present in England!

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Visit the Diamond Isle

Enjoy a 10 min trip on the Needles Park Chairlift and go dinosaur hunting.

Location: Isle of Wight

 

Go back in time and discover the original Roman City walls

Follow in the footsteps of Romans as you explore the history of the walls that protected the original City of London.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Walk in Roman footsteps at Arbeia Roman Fort

Britain’s biggest and best reconstruction of a Roman fort is the perfect place to immerse yourself in an ancient way of life.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

 

Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

See live archaeological excavations before your eyes at the ancient fort of Vindolanda.

Location: Vindolanda, Northumberland

 

Experience life as a monk at historic Whitby Abbey

Discover how over 2,000 years of history made Whitby Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 

Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Follow in the footsteps of an Emperor along the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

 

Saxon Heritage at Sutton Hoo

See one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time at Sutton Hoo.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

 

Discover secret Bristol on a budget

Uncover Bristol’s hidden treasures as the city’s most beautiful and quirky buildings open their doors to the public for free.

Location: Bristol

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