Field Trips

One of the project activities we are started in 2018 were group outings to both famous and lesser-known archaeological or historical sites in the area. The group enjoyed trips to Wharram Percy one of the best preserved deserted medieval villages in the UK, the ancient abbey ruins and elegant water gardens at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, a World Heritage Site and Hornby Castle a grade 1 listed fortified manor house

Wharram Percy, nr Malton, North Yorkshire, Wednesday 09th May 2018

Wharram Percy is one of the most well preserved deserted medieval villages in England and since 1948 it has been the focus of intensive research, making it Europe’s best-known deserted medieval village. Al Oswald former Senior Archaeological Investigator at English Heritage and author of the English Heritage Red Guide to Wharram Percy took us on a tour of the site and shared with us his unique and invaluable insights into understanding medieval life at Wharram

Fountains Abbey, Ripon, North Yorkshire – 18th June 2018

The group was fortunate to have a guided tour by archaeological consultant for the National Trust, Mark Newman. We were treated to a fascinating day with insights into the hardships and lives of the monks who went on to found one of the first Cistercian orders in England.

Hornby Castle, North Yorkshire,13th July 2019

Hornby Castle is a grade I listed fortified manor house on the edge of Wensleydale near Bedale. We were thrilled to have a guided tour with Erik Mathews, principal archaeologist on the site. Originally 14th century, the building has been remodelled in the 15th, 18th and 20th centuries