We’re lucky in Great Britain to live in an area packed with ancient monuments and archaeological sites. And it can add a twist to your weekend #GetOutside adventures to plan a walk that takes in one of these sites. From Avebury’s Neolithic stone circles to Caerleon’s Roman amphitheatre to Glen Elg’s Iron Age brochs, the whole country has fantastic historic sites available.
One of the OS Historical map series, our Ancient Britain map provides an overview of thousands of years of history. Part map and part historical guide, the whole of Great Britain is covered in a double-sided sheet. It includes a list of key dates, events and archaeological evidence. Sites and museums are listed along with recommended reading for more information on the period.
Produced at a scale of 1:625,000, Ancient Britain overlays historic names, sites and roads onto a current map background. It includes some of Great Britain’s most important ancient monuments and archaeological sites.
We worked with Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales to compile the data on the map.
Ideal as a fascinating possession for the interested and enthusiastic historians of today, Ancient Britain’s available on our Map Shop, along with the Roman Britain map in our Historical Map Series.
Win a copy of our Ancient Britain map
We have one copy of our map to give away. For the chance to win, tell us which of these time periods you would not find colour coded on our Ancient Britain map:
- Iron Age
- Victorian Age
- Bronze Age
Post your answer on the blog by midnight on Thursday 21 September.