A guided tour into the heart of English history
When Edward I died on Burgh Marsh in the summer of 1307 his body was laid out in the local church at Burgh by Sands and for ten days this tiny Cumbrian village had the eyes of Britain upon it.
Now you can rediscover the path of history that runs through this spirited Cumbrian community.
Apart from the association with Edward I, the area is rich with history. The church itself, St Michael’s, is built on the site of a Roman fort, and Hadrian’s Wall passes through the village. There is also evidence to suggest that the first black soldiers in Britain were stationed here, recruited from North Africa.
Tranquil Otter guests can find out more about this internationally significant region by taking a private tour of the church with a local guide. Contact