In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

In Search of the Stone Circles of Cumbria

It was one of those lucky mistakes. We’d got tangled up in the one way system through Keswick and ended up on the wrong road. We were about to turn back when I spotted a sign for Castlerigg Stone Circle. A stone circle? In Cumbria? We had to change our plans and go...

The Hilton Maze: More Questions Than Answers

The Hilton Maze: More Questions Than Answers

At first sight it is similar to any other English turf maze. But the labyrinth at Hilton, in Cambridgeshire, has one or two unusual features. Not only do we know the exact date on which it was cut, but that date is in the 17th century, rather than the more usual...

Being Amazed by the Saffron Walden Maze

Being Amazed by the Saffron Walden Maze

Last week I wrote about my fascination with old walls. Now I’m turning to another of my obsessions: medieval turf mazes. I’ve been on a quest to visit all of the eight remaining English turf mazes, and I’ve managed to tick three off the list in the last month. The...

History and Archaeology at Vindolanda Roman Fort

History and Archaeology at Vindolanda Roman Fort

Older even than nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda Roman Fort is the most important Roman site in Britain. It has been a source of inspiration to historians and archaeologists for centuries, and has been a fruitful source of artefacts and information about Roman...

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