Past Visits

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Chipping Campden

A walk through the Cotswold town. Visited in September, 2015

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Grosmont Castle and Church, and Garway Church

A castle of Hubert de Burgh, and a Knights Templar church.

Visited in July, 2013

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Bosbury

A walk around the Herefordshire village.

Visited in May, 2013

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Hope Bagot, Whitton, and Cayman Camp

Churches from the 12th and 13th centuries and a hill fort from the 1st millennium BC.

Visited in April, 2012

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Alcester

A tour round medieval Alcester.

Visited in September, 2011

Little Hereford and Richard's Castle

Castle remains from the 11th and 12th centuries.

Visited in July, 2011

Bewdley

A tour round medieval and georgian Bewdley.

Visited in April, 2011

Purton Hulks

A graveyard for ships on the banks of the Severn Estuary.

Visited in September, 2010

Trellech, near Monmouth

A visit to the village of Trellech, and excavations of the medieval town, the holy well and standing stones.

Visited in July, 2010

Guarlford

Visited in April, 2009

Wool in the Cotswolds

A tour of archaeological sites linked to the medieval wool trade, including Northleach and Farmington.

Visited in September, 2008

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King Arthur's Cave and other prehistoric sites, lower Wye Valley

Visited in July, 2008

Clee Hill

A visit to Titterstone Quarry, the summit of Clee Hill and Nordy Bank Iron Age Hill Fort, together with nearby Heath Chapel and the site of a medieval village.

Visited in May, 2008

Upton-upon-Severn

A walk round Upton-upon-Severn with the focus on the history of the town since the English Civil War.

Visited in May, 2007

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Kilpeck Church and Abbey Dore

A visit to a small 12th Century village church boasting the best display of Herefordshire School sculpture in the UK, followed by a tour of a large village church which used to be a Cistercian Abbey.

Visited in September, 2006

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Knighton and Offa's Dyke

A tour round the medieval town of Knighton to see the remnants of two castles, followed by a walk along a section of Offa's Dyke.

Visited in May, 2006

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Wroxeter Roman City

A Roman garrison town, at the time fourth largest in Britain. Visible remains today include foundations of the city baths and the market hall.

Visited in September, 2005

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Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester

The most complete 13th Century Dominican priory in the country.

Visited in August, 2005.

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Kempsey riverside and Kempsey Common, Worcestershire

Iron Age ramparts by the River Severn and the sites of Bronze Age barrows on Kempsey Common.

Visited in April, 2005.

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St Mary's Church, Kempley, Gloucestershire

This church dates from the 12th century and has a fine display of frescoes.

Visited in 2004

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Garway church, Herefordshire

A Herefordshire Knights Templar church with columnbarium.

Visited in 2003.

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A list of SWAG visits for the current year can be found in our Diary Page