Location: Strata Florida, near Pontrhydfendigaid, Mid Wales
Dates: 21st August to 16th September 2019
Cost: Weekly full/non-residential cost - £150 (deposit £75) Digger Days - £30 (£37 inc lunch) Walk, Talk & Dig day courses - £50 inc lunch
Age: No, 18 or over
Training / Experience: None required
Accommodation: Yes, full residential available
Organization: Strata Florida Trust
Name: Lowri Goss
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07394 468 805


Strata Florida archaeological excavation
Join Strata Florida for an experience full of history, culture and archaeology!

The Strata Florida Archaeology Field School (SFAFS) will open its doors (and trenches) for the very first time in 2019! Come and join us for what will be an exciting founding year!

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.

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.

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