Welcome | The Official Site of the Lost City of Trellech Project

Welcome to the Lost City of Trellech Project

Hello there and welcome to the home of the Lost City Of Trellech. Our aim is to excavate, record and better understand the development of Trellech that was once the largest settlement in medieval Wales. We believe that archaeology should be educational, open to everyone regardless of age or ability and most importantly, enjoyable.

Our educational activities are funded through individual donations, our commerical activities like experience days and through our ebay shop Archaeological Historical. 

Got any questions? Please contact me using the details on the Contact page.

Trellech 2015 - (Saturday 18th July to Sunday 16th August)

Volunteers are welcome to join us on our annual dig this year. We will also be filming with 360 production for the BBC to be shown in 2016 and for their You Tube channel.

The cost for the first week is £50 per person with discount for groups. This includes fees for induction, insurance and camping. After the first week it is £4 per person per day.

For volunteers returning for their third year or more the cost is £50 for the whole dig.


Trellech 2016 - (Saturday 16th July to Sunday 14th August)

If you are interested in working with us at Trellech but cannot make it for this years annually summer dig then I can always sign up now for Trellech 2016.

10th Anniversairy event - 20th July 2014

To mark 10 years of digging, we held a celebration event to thank everyone for all their hard work and contribution to the Lost City of Trellech project. It has been quite a journey and so much has been achieved. See below for a video of the day along with some breathtaking aerial views of the site:

Other Activities

Archaeological Experience Days

Experience Day

This is your chance to come and be an archaeologist for a day.

Adventure, Explore and Dig on the Archaeological Excavation.

This archaeological adventure will take you on a journey into the past. You will be given equipment and guidance to help you uncover lost artefacts that have not seen the light of day for hundreds of years.

Experience days can take place at anytime of the year but you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. You can book to come at any time of the year but are advised to do so between April and October when the weather is normally better.

For more information about the Experience Day click here


Past Seasons

Season 2014 season complete

The 2014 season of digging is now over.

Thanks once again to everyone who came along and helped out. We saw lots of new faces as well as some regulars.

We will be updating the site with a detailed review of 2014 and what was found in due course.


Take a look at some pictures or watch Stuart explaining the history of the well below:

Future Seasons

The 2016 season will start in March and run until the end of October. During that time work on the site will be on some of  the weekends and everyday for four weeks from Saturday 16th July to Sunday 14th August 2016 inclusive. The dates of the summer digs for the following years are below.

  • 2016 - Saturday 16th July to Sunday 14th August
  • 2017 - Saturday 15th July to Sunday 13th August
  • 2018 - Saturday 14th July to Sunday 12th August

Volunteers are always welcome. If you wish to volunteer, please contact me using the details on the Contact page.

Students: Those wishing to volunteer please contact me via e-mail or phone the details of which can be found under the Contact Me page. The cost for attending is £50 for the first week and then £4 per day thereafter. Payments can be made prior to attending or when you arrive.

School groups are encouraged to visit and join in the excavations. There is no charge for educational groups but donations are welcome to help fund the excavations.