Roundhouse History Tours

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Whether your interests lie in the rugged beauty of the Dales or the industrial landscapes of the coalfields, mill and steel towns of Yorkshire, Roundhouse History Tours can build you an exceptional historical tour. Each tour is planned and led by Dr Peter Edwards – a professional historian with a 25-year track-record of excellence in teaching, lecturing and research. Based in Leeds for over 30 years, Dr Edwards has a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of Yorkshire’s history and landscape and a love for the outdoors.

Roundhouse History Tours can acquaint you with castles, abbeys, stately homes, bronze age henges, Roman forts, and the battlefields that shaped Britain, as well as exceptional industrial archaeology, all set in the most beautiful natural surroundings in England. Peter Edwards will guide you through this incredible landscape, taking in the greatest historical and geological sites, as well as taking you off the beaten-track to experience some of Yorkshire’s hidden gems.

Tours can accommodate individuals, small groups and coach-sized parties. Transport is arranged to suit groups, being either hired car, minibus or coach. Tours of the Dales and Moors can even be undertaken by bike, and cycle hire can also be arranged.

Accommodation is also to suit, and can be organised for those wishing to self-cater, use bed and breakfast or some of the vast range of high-quality hotels in the region. Whatever your choice, Roundhouse History Tours have an extensive knowledge of places to stay.

A Roundhouse Tour can take in the extraordinary sites of the Craven Dales, the steep valleys of the Pennines, the open spaces of the Moors, the wild beauty of the North Sea coast or the ancient streets of Yorkshire’s great towns and cities. In all these places, you will find out about Yorkshire’s fascinating past from a guide whose knowledge is informed by a love of History and Yorkshire.

Dr Edwards’ knowledge covers periods from the Bronze Age through to the present day and his commitment to his subject is shown through his lecturing and his work as a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, whose rigorous validation process he is currently completing. Although a dedicated historian, Dr Edwards believes his subject is for everyone and so his tours accommodate all levels of interest.

For your personalised, Yorkshire historical experience – whether for a single day or a week, in the Dales or on the Moors, in a city or on the coast, in an air-conditioned car or on a bicycle – contact Dr Peter Edwards directly by phone, text or e-mail. Roundhouse History Tours will create the perfect Yorkshire tour for you. 

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