24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Churches of Hadrian’s Wall Tour

Departing from Tullie House Museum in Carlisle

13 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022

Delivered by Great Guided Tours

The Churches of Hadrian’s Wall Tour will be visiting incredibly special places in the history of the early Christian church in the north of England. Starting at the medieval Church of St Martin at Old Brampton, located inside the remains of an early Roman Fort, and then moving on to Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, you will see how early Christianity grew and made use of former Roman sites. You will then travel to Bewcastle to see its stunning Anglo Saxon Cross and the 13th century St Cuthbert’s Church, also located inside the remains of a Roman Outpost Fort for Hadrian’s Wall. Your last stop will be Lanercost, an Augustinian Priory in the beautiful Irthing Valley, where we will explore the 13th century Priory and learn more about its turbulent history – from the Scottish Wars through to its destruction by Henry Vlll.

Entry fees to Birdoswald and Lanercost are still applicable unless you are a member of English Heritage when entry is free. Please bring your current membership card if an English Heritage Member to ensure free access.

The tours will take place on Saturday 13 August 2022 and Tuesday 30 August.

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