Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle

The United Kingdom has a long and rich past from prehistory to Saxon, Roman, Viking and Norman invasions; agricultural and industrial revolution to civil war; empire and world war. With this wealth of history there is much to explore, why not join us as we take a closer look at the United Kingdom from early settlement to empire?


Explore a remote part of Scotland to see rock art created 5,000 years ago, wander the narrow streets of York’s city centre while investigating its Viking past, search for fossils on the Jurassic coast, discover the secrets of wartime Britain at Bletchley park or hike alongside Hadrian’s Wall as you learn about Rome’s military might along the way. Whether you’re interested in architecture, military history, rock art or Roman mosaics, we’re bound to have a UK-based tour to suit you.

Corbridge’s old stone bridge, Northumberland

From the Picts to the Romans, and from Neolithic sites to ancient artefacts, the British Isles have something to intrigue every kind of traveller.

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Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Andrew Richardson FSA
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What to expect

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

One of the world’s richest archaeological destinations

With Stonehenge at one end of the country and magnificently carved Pictish stones at the other – and a whole host of incredible sites both in between and to the sides – the UK is home to an array of captivating archaeology. Years of history among varied and often surprising landscapes give birth to intriguing stories of the past, some of which are supported by fact and others presented as folklore, but all are well worth exploring.

Poulnabrone dolmen

Discover awe-inspiring remains at every turn

Even if you’ve visited the UK before – or if you call this part of the world home – chances are that you won’t have explored everything it has to offer. Yes, this country might be fairly small, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in things to see and do! With incredibly rich history and archaeological sites that range from chambered tombs and mysterious monoliths, to ancient fortifications and even amphitheatres, there is something magnificent around every corner. Delve into the stories, myths and legends to be found here.

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