5 days

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Kings & Clerics of the North

In an era of warfare, raiders and ruthless kings, northern England occupied a place on an international stage that positioned 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. Northumbrian scholars travelled to the continent and Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the landmark buildings of medieval York and admire the Norman architecture of Durham Cathedral
  • View the abbey of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, once home of the Venerable Bede, “The Father of English History”
  • Visit the famous monastery of Lindisfarne, raided by Vikings in 793 AD
  • At St. Thomas Church in Brompton view the hogbacks, Anglo-Scandinavian grave markers

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£1,445

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £270

Meet your Experts

John Oxley

Andante Guide Lecturer

John Oxley is an independent archaeologist, and former York City Archaeologist 1989-2019. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Durham Castle and Cathedral
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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
3 July 2023 ANUB230703 3 July 2023 (Monday) 7 July 2023 (Friday) John Oxley £1,445
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18 September 2023 ANUB230918 18 September 2023 (Monday) 22 September 2023 (Friday) John Oxley £1,495
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