Did you know that on our very doorstep lies a Roman regional capital? It is one of only three in the country that does not lie beneath a modern settlement.
You may have wandered over these fields, walked along the ridges, admired the wild flowers, little imagining that this was once a teeming Roman town.
On Friday 3rd April, however, you are welcome to join us for a free guided walk, starting at 11am from Caistor Hall Hotel, with the opportunity to return after the walk for a discounted bar meal.
In recent years the Caistor project has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been delving much deeper into the history of this site, with some extraordinary finds.
This Roman Town, Venta Icenorum, was the capital of the territory of the Iceni and was probably established after the Boudican Revolt. Dr Will Bowden, who you may recognise from the popular Time Team programme, has been leading the research at this project and is offering you the chance to join him on a guided walk.
The walk is free of charge and will take place on Friday 3rd April, at 11am, starting from Caistor Hall Hotel.
The walk will take approximately one hour and twenty minutes. The ground is fairly even although some steps are involved.
You will meet at 11am at Caistor Hall Hotel for a short introductory talk before proceeding to the Roman Town.
Refreshments will be available at Caistor Hall Hotel following the walk – enjoy a drink at the bar or a lunchtime snack from the bar menu. Make sure you pick up your voucher to save £3 on bar meals.
For more information, call 01508 494998.