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Browsing Posts in Roman Britain

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Porthmadog, Wales and drove east, across mountainous, heather clad scenery, landscapes populated by sheep and small farms and then into industrial north-western England. Unfortunately, we were delayed by about 45 mins due to an accident on the motorway but eventually reached our destination of Locomotion Railway Museum a little late at about 3.00pm. Part of the group were deposited at Locomotion whilst others spent time exploring Bishop Auckland, a country town with a long history.

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Bewcastle Castle at Bewcastle, Cumbria


This evening, I am posting information on the Norman castle at Bewcastle in Cumbria, England. This castle was built in 1092 using stone from the former Roman fort on the same site and lasted until 1641 when it was destroyed during the English Civil War. A summary history is as follows:

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Intrepid time traveller at milecastle near Birdoswald

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Henshaw near Vindolanda and embarked on a tour as follows:

First to the Roman Army Museum where we parked and then hiked east up on to a high ridge to view one of the best preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

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