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...

Discovering History on the Ledbury Heritage Trail

Discovering History on the Ledbury Heritage Trail

From the top of the High Street I could see the old coaching inn on the left and the wooden Market House on the right. In between were dozens of centuries’ old buildings. I was following the Ledbury HeritageTrail, a half mile walk through the historic town centre, and...

Learning About Cheese at the Wensleydale Creamery

Learning About Cheese at the Wensleydale Creamery

I had often wondered how there could be so many types of cheese. Over 700 varieties in Britain alone, and hundreds more across the world – what makes them all unique? So I decided to visit the Wensleydale Creamery, at Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, to find out more...

The Ruins of Bolton Priory

The Ruins of Bolton Priory

A dramatic riverside setting, a ruined abbey and miles of woodland walks in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We had arrived at Bolton Priory, a historic site by the River Wharfe, after a long and varied riverside walk from Ilkley. Bolton Priory, a Historic Abbey...

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