Hadrian's Wall & Roman Britain 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Thursday 16 May
Edinburgh

Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit to the Vindolanda Roman Army Museum
  • Discover the remains of Hadrian’s Wall
  • Explore Birdoswald, one of the best preserved Roman forts.
  • Stop at the border town of Jedburgh, visit the remains of the Augustinian Abbey
  • Visit the village of Lanercost, the western gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Description

You travel on old Roman Dere Street, which linked the supply ports of the south of England up to modern day Scotland. Your first stop on this tour is the border town of Jedburgh, a historic burgh dominated by a magnificent 12th century Augustinian Abbey. On arrival in Jedburgh, you may have time to take a short walk through the narrow streets and visit this impressive ruin. Continuing south we make a stop at the scenic Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the border between the two countries for the past 700 years. The tour continues towards Hadrian’s Wall. We follow the road that takes us along the south side of the wall, stopping at Steel Rigg. You have time to walk beside the wall and experience the isolation that Roman foot soldiers would have experienced as they guarded their empire from the ‘barbarians’ to the north. You continue your journey along the wall where your guide will recommend the best of the sites to visit. Next up is an optional activity but one we think you'll love. Exploring the archaeoligical site of Vindolanda* allows you to step into the lives of those who lived at this Roman auxiliary fort. After years of excavation, many incredible things have been found, from shoes to jewelry, bones to pottery. With history alive in your mind, you turn north and travel back to Edinburgh through the Galloway hills.

Includes

Vindolanda Roman Army Museum entry ticket Transportation Experienced driver/guide

Important Information

  • •Admission to Vindolanda Roman Army Museum included in tour price.
  • The return time is around 7:00 PM
  • Time off the bus gives you opportunities to take nature walks. It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
  • The minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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