Dates: 30th June to 26th July 2020
Cost: 1-4 weeks full/non-residential cost - £295 (deposit £145) Accredited 4 week 20 credit module courses - £1580 (deposit £790) Digger Days - £40 (inc lunch)
Age: 18 or over for residential courses. 14 and over for non-residential and digger days (if accompanied by a participating adult)
Training / Experience: None required
Accommodation: Yes, full residential available
Strata Florida Abbey (Abaty Ystrad Fflur in Welsh) is a captivating, evocative and internationally significant site located in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in beautiful Mid Wales. Known affectionately as the Westminster Abbey of Wales, it had its heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries and was once an important centre of culture, religion and trade, with connections spreading far across the Welsh landscape. The medieval Cistercian Abbey became a key locale in the story of the Princes of Wales and has been the focus of a major research project for nearly twenty years.
The school will offer a fully accessible training programme and include a wide variety of archaeological excavation and survey techniques; from understanding how to correctly use a trowel through to the collection of geophysical data for archaeological mapping. There is also an option for a 4 week accredited 20 credit module, mainly aimed at level 4 students.
Our mission is to share Strata Florida’s unique history, archaeology, heritage and links to Welsh culture, with as diverse an audience as possible, including members of the public, students, volunteers, veterans and others.
The SFAFS will be delivered by the Strata Florida Trust in partnership with The Prince’s Foundation, Breaking Ground Heritage, Allchurches Trust, Sacred Landscapes Research Project, and the University of Wales Trinity St David.