An Archaeological Pub Crawl of Great Britain

October 16 - 28, 2000

Our trip was organized by Far Horizons as Through the Glass Darkly - An Archaeological Pub Crawl of Great Britain. The itinerary was well planned and most enjoyable.

Our trip leader was Clive Warsop, an environmental archaeologist and lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. He had received his MA in Archaeology with honors and was completing his MSc. in Environmental Archaeology and Paleaoecology. Clive's work on sites dating from the Neolithic to Roman periods in both the United Kingdom and France mads him an extraordinarily knowledgeable leader. His quirky sense of humor made him a most enjoyable traveling companion.

Monday, October 16 - Depart Houston

We left via Continental

Edinburugh CastleTuesday, October 17 - Gifford, Scotland

When we arrived in Edinburgh, Clive was there to meet us and we met our travling companions _ and _ who unbeknownst to us had accompanied us all the way from Houston. We were tired, but knowing we needed to adjust to the time change we spent the afternoon at Edinburgh Castle before moving on to our overnight accomodations at the Tweeddale Arms Hotel in Gifford, about eighteen east of Edinburgh.


Melrose AbbyWednesday, October 18 - Gifford, Scotland

Antonine Wall, Roslin Chapel. Dinner at Borthwick Castle. Overnight Tweeddale Arms Hotel (B/D)


Thursday, October 19 - Blanchland, UK

Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh. Overnight Lord Crewe Arms. (B/D)


Friday, October 20 - Blanchland, UK

Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads Fort, Vindolanda. Overnight Lord Crewe Arms. (B/D)


Saturday, October 21 - Northallerton, UK

Barnard Castle, Fountains Abbey. Overnight for two nights at the Golden Lion Hotel (B)


Sunday, October 22 - Northallerton, UK

York, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Story Museum. (B)


Mon day, October 23 - Stilton, UK

Creswell Crags, Flag Fen. Overnight The Bell, Stilton. (B/D)


Tuesday, October 24 - Dorchester-in-Thames, UK

Cambridge - King's College Chapel. Vermiculum. Overnight The George in Dorchester-in-Thames. (B)


Wednesday, October 25 - Castle Cary, UK

Uffington Castle, Avebury, West Kennett Long Barrow, Silbury Hill. Overnight for two nights in The George Hotel, Castle Cary. (B/D


Thursday, October 26 - Castle Cary, UK

Ham Hill, Cerne Abbas Giant, Maiden Castle. Lunch in The Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas. (B/D)


Friday, October 27 - Dorchester-in-Thames, UK

Old Sarum, Stonehenge. Overnight The George in Dorchester-in-Thames. (B/D)


Saturday, October 28 - London to Houston (2xx mi.)

Copyright © by J. E. Rickenbacker. All rights reserved.

7 Aug 08