Category Archives: Award

Durrington Dig Nominated for Research Project of the Year Award

Mike Parker Pearson celebrating finding the base of the western post hole © National Trust Abby George

Didn’t they do well! Mike Parker and some of our Durrington Dig team in action this summer ©National Trust Abby George

This summer our Durrington Dig in the Stonehenge landscape revealed a major new monument that had been hidden from view for the last 4,500 years beneath the bank of Durrington Walls henge. The dig was a partnership project between the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and our team here at the National Trust.

Now Current Archaeology have recognised our team’s achievements by nominating us for their Research Project of the Year Award 2017.

You can find out more about what we got up to and cast your vote by visiting the Current Archaeology website.

Christmas comes early at Avebury

We’ve had an early Christmas present in the Avebury half of the World Heritage Site. Those lovely people at BBC Countryfile Magazine have dropped us a line to let us know that we’ve been nominated in their Heritage Site of the Year awards.

We’ve all got our own take on what makes Avebury so special. But whether its the epic scale of the monuments,  the intimacy of the Stones or the ability to find solitude in one of the world’s most ancient landscapes special it undeniably is. And if you love Avebury as much as we do you can cast your vote here.

Have a wonderful Christmas and when the festivities are done and the days start to lengthen why not take a wander over our way and remind yourself what you’re missing.

A Breughelesque Avebury in winter 2010

The many faces of Avebury – A Breughelesque scene in snowier times