A popular archaeology day focusing on fascinating discoveries and research in County Durham is returning to County Hall next month.

This year’s Archaeology Day, organised and hosted by Durham County Council, will take place on Saturday, 10 March, and will include a series of talks on topics including the ongoing investigations at Auckland Castle and information around a community excavation at Piercebridge Roman fort.

The day will also discuss research on the remains of the Scottish soldiers found at Palace Green and include a talk on the Roman fleet diploma discovered near Lanchester Roman fort last year.

There will also be a range of displays and bookstalls in the Durham Room.

David Mason, principal archaeologist at Durham County Council, said: “Archaeology Day has always been a popular event because it gives people the chance to find out more about what has been going on in our region in the previous year in archaeology.

“There is so much fascinating history to see and discover here in Durham and we would urge anyone interested in the event to buy tickets as soon as they are on sale as we know they will sell out quickly.”

The day runs from 9.50am to 4.20pm, with tickets priced at £16 per person or £12 for students, including a buffet lunch and refreshments.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, 19 February and can be bought by visiting www.durham.gov.uk/doitonline and choosing Archaeology Day from the services listed.

Alternatively call 03000 266 000 to book a place and pay over the phone.