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Roman and Anglo-Saxon Tyneside Tour

Provided by: Iles Tours
Address: Earl Grey's Monument, Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 5AF, UNITED KINGDOM
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Discover stories from the past! Duration 4 Hours About South Shields and Jarrow contain fantastic history from before the Romans and, today, are vibrant towns in the North East of England. On this tour, youll hear the story of the Roman Fort of Arbeia the supply base for Hadrians wall and the Anglo-Saxon story of the North East though Jarrow Hall. At Arbeia, youll discover the stories of soldiers and civilians alike with dedications to Middle-Eastern traders, slaves and native Britons, all living together at this frontier. At Jarrow Hall, youll explore the story of the Germanic Anglo-Saxons through the museum dedicated to the Venerable Bede. Bede is arguably the greatest scholar of the Dark Ages, not only a monk, but also a teacher, scientist and historian in a time most believe to be violent, uneducated and unrecorded. Both sites have fantastic reconstructions of buildings from their periods, including a Roman gatehouse, barracks block and commanding officers house. At Jarrow hall the buildings are based upon archaeology from Yeavering, the historic capital of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. What to bring Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!) Shoes youre comfortable walking in A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights