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.
All our educational activities are free and are funded through individual donations, our commerical activities like experience days and through our ebay shop Archaeological Historical.
Season 2012 has started!!
The 2012 season of digging has kicked off! Despite the weather...we still dig. The dig will be operating 7 days a week, day and sometimes night, from Saturday 14th July to Sunday 12th August.
Volunteers are always welcome! Whether you have 2 minutes to spare or 2 weeks, everyone is welcome of all ages and abilities. Just pop down to the site and we will make you welcome.
Got any questions? Please contact me using the details on the Contact page.
A big thank you to everyone who helped during the summer of 2011, we simply couldn't do it without all of you. We had a really strong showing and made lots of progress on the site. Fortunately, the weather held up for the most part and we made some new discovers.
We will be updating the site with a detailed review of 2011 and what was found in due course.
Until then, take a chance to look at some pictures or watch Stuart explaining the history of the well below:
The 2013 season will start at the beginning of April and run until the end of October. During that time work on the site will be on the weekends and everyday for four weeks from Saturday 13th July to Sunday 11th August 2013 inclusive. The dates of the summer digs for the following years are below.
- 2014 - Saturday 12th July to Sunday 10th August
- 2015 - Saturday 18th July to Sunday 16th 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. It is free to attend the excavation, there is no charge but donations are welcome. Camping is available on site at a cost of £3 per person per night. All payment to be made prior to attending the excavation. If camping is not your style, a list of here.
School groups are encouraged to visit and join in the excavations. Again there is no charge for educational groups but donations are welcome to help fund the excavations.
Archaeological Experience Days
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
In 2011 will be offering management training and group training courses at the site. See here for further details