I grew up in East Anglia and moved abroad in 1976. Apart from a holiday in the Lake District and a short trip to Manchester, both before I left the country, I have never been to the north. Well, we did have a holiday in Scotland when I was pregnant with DS1, who is now 41 years old, with short stops in York and Lincoln, but honestly I can't remember much about that what with "baby brain"
My DH is a retired Latin teacher and not too confident about his English, and I feel a little resistance when I suggest going to the UK - certainly for a whole holiday!
However. I have a plan in my head to see the North of England next year. I have mapped out a route: fly to Manchester, head East stopping at York and then up the East coast to Durham and Newcastle, up to see Vindolanda (better check the spelling), along Hadrian's wall, then a few days respite and hiking in the Lake District, down to Liverpool for a couple of nights and back to Manchester for the return flight. (As an old 68er he is, of course, a Beatles fan.)
Ladies of the North, what I need to know are any sites of historical interest - mainly Roman, but I'm sure he would also consider the Vikings, (especially as we are starting in York which would give him a taster) which would make the route interesting to DH.
I've already earmarked vampire-themed Whitby and the breathtaking Cathedral at Durham for light relief between purely historical themed sites.
It sounds like quite a trek. I know, but time is not of great consideration as we've not had a holiday together for at least 5 years now.
So, what historical digs and sites, reconstructions perhaps. can you recommend which are vaguely along that route - the more obscure the better!
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