Viking Boat Burial Site at Swordle Bay. Details. The Viking boat burial was discovered in 2011 during excavation in the Swordle Bay. Viking boat burials on the British mainland are very rare. This represents the first complete boat burial found on the British mainland that has been excavated to modern archaeological standards.
Swordle Bay is a stunning bay on the northern shores of Ardnamurchan, located between the coastal headlands of Garbh Rubha and Ockle Point. There are some stunning views from the bay to the Small Isles, as well as some interesting geological formations and local archaeology.
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Swordle Bay ATP has completed excavations in several locations within Swordle Bay, and 2011 the project attracted international interest with discovery of a Viking boat burial. The mainland position of the burial makes the site unique, and visitor numbers to the bay are now increasing.
Looking over Bay MacNeil to the small isles of Muck and Rum in the Scottish highlands. Looking over Swordle Bay towards mainland Scotland Find this Pin and more on Scenic places by Margaret Crosby. See more. North Coast Great view Highlands SANDS Singing Scotland Beaches.
Swordle Bay on the Ardnamurchan of the teeth suggests the head was towards the west end of the boat. Turning this archaeological sequence around, we can reconstruct the burial. A boat- eastern Ireland, north-eastern mainland Scotland, Norway and Sweden. Further details
The Ardnamurchan Transitions Project is a long-running research and community project exploring the archaeology of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Western Scotland. Since 2006 we have been digging sites in Swordle Bay on the north coast of the peninsula.
The horse was laid on its belly, with its head towards the sea, and directed northeast, with its hinder part towards the south-west. The horse’s head was resting on …
Self Catering for adults only – Beautiful Holiday Location on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Argyll, West Highlands of Scotland. Air an Oir offers adults a unique opportunity to unwind, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Ardnamurchan in one of its most beautiful locations overlooking Swordle Bay.
Assembling places and persons: A tenth-century Viking boat burial from Swordle Bay on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, western Scotland
A History of Swordle The name Swordle is Norse, Suardail, the first Viking boat burial on the mainland of Scotland. The grave is dated to around 900AD, and its presence is taken to mean that there was a Viking settlement at Swordle, although no further evidence of this has yet been found. History of Swordle. 12. History of Achateny. 13
Swordle Bay House The enormous windows reveal views over the white sand bay and beyond to the islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum, and beyond that to the Cuillins of Skye. From the comfort of the fireside you can watch summer sunsets or winter storms.
We are happy to announce that we will be excavating in Swordle Bay this summer from 5th–26th August 2012. The team will include staff from the Universities of Manchester, Leicester and Durham as well as archaeologists from CFA Archaeology Ltd, Archaeology Scotland, Headland Archaeology and Jacobs.
Looking towards the Scottish mainland from Loch na Dal, Isle of Skye, Scotland Late evening lighting of Eigg and Rum from the Scottish mainland. A,morning looking back towards the Scottish mainland from near Breakish, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe