Welcome to the Heritage Weekends blog.
Britain is renowned for the depth and richness of its heritage. For the past two years, we’ve been exploring that heritage across the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, as well as a couple of UK dependencies. This blog celebrates Britain’s heritage, with additional material and reflections from our travels.
A place for pilgrims
Now Britain’s smallest city, St Davids has been a site of pilgrimage for centuries. It is one of those ironies of history that one of the highlights a visit today is the medieval bishop’s palace. The original monastic community established in the 6th century by the Welsh patron saint lived an extremely simple life. According… Continue reading A place for pilgrims
Over 5,000 years and counting…
This month, you may have noticed, there’s much celebration and commemoration of the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. You can discover a lot more at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum or there’s a recreation of the tomb in Dorchester. If you’d like a wider view of life… Continue reading Over 5,000 years and counting…