During the first weekend of National Archaeology Week (12th & 13th July 2008), visitors to Glendale were able to discover the stories behind two lost palaces of Northumbrian kings.
The Gefrin Trust offered tours and interpretation on the site of the palace of Ad Gefrin, and displays in the nearby Kirknewton Village Hall illustrated the variety of Northumberland’s archaeology.
The heritage trail close to the site of the palace of Maelmin, near Miilfield, was brought to life with an Anglo-Saxon encampment, craft demonstrations and historical re-enactments.
Archaeological excavations on the site of King Oswald’s palace at Bamburgh continue to produce fascinating insights into the period. The Bamburgh Research Project Open Days on 19th and 20th July provided an opportunity for the public to meet the archaeologists and discover more about their work and the finds they had excavated.