Wales, United Kingdom

Strata Florida Archaeology Training

when 17 June 2024 - 14 July 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 650

Strata Florida Abbey (Abaty Ystrad Fflur in Welsh) is a captivating, evocative and internationally significant site located in the heart of Wales. Known affectionally by some 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.

We offer a fully accessible 1- 4 week training programme, including a wide variety of archaeological excavation and survey techniques, from understanding how to correctly use a trowel to the collection of geophysical data for archaeological mapping. We offer a mixture of residential courses and day courses, and we welcome people of all ages, those with no prior archaeological experience as well as those wanting to build upon previous skills.

Ours aims to be the most inclusive archaeology school in the UK. We work with wellbeing and mental health support partners to deliver onsite support to participants. 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 and others.

Course leader

Carys Aldous-Hughes Strata Florida Trust Director
Quentin Drew Excavation Director

Target group

Archaeology Hobby

Fee info

GBP 650: Full residential booking (price per week) - all food, accommodation and training included
GBP 495: Non -residential booking (price per week) - training included


£350 per week