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Bamburgh Castle Excavation 2022

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Outworks at St Oswald’s Gate showing the excavations underway
Outworks at St Oswald’s Gate showing the excavations underway. (Credit: BRP)

We offer quality training in archaeological fieldwork with an emphasis on practical hands-on excavation and post-excavation activities. Our training is open to people of all skill-levels and abilities, with particular interests accommodated where possible. We take booking from one to all four weeks but recommend two weeks to get a well-rounded experience of the training on offer.

This season we are excavating and surveying at St Oswald’s Gate and in the area of the medieval outworks that still stand beyond it. This is the only area of the castle that remains significantly a medieval ruin!  We know from documentary evidence that a well and former medieval tower were present as part of these outworks and we uncovered the outline of the tower in 2021. We hope to uncover more of this tower in 2022 and find the location of the lost well.


Location: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK
Region: North East
Time period: Saxon/Medieval/Post Medieval
Accommodation provided: Yes but booked separately
Level of experience required: Happy to take any experience level
Academic credit available: No but happy to work with university to arrange if required
Extra on-excavation activities: Some evening activities TBA
Age limit: 18+
Dates: June 26 – July 22, booked by weeks
Cost: £290 per week, not including accommodation costs
Contact name: Graeme Young
Contact email: [email protected]
Website address: www.bamburghresearchproject.co.uk
Social media: 
Blog – https://bamburghresearchproject.wordpress.com
Twitter – @brparchaeology

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