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Small-Group Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & Borders Full-Day Tour

by Rabbie's Small Group Tours
per adult Price is $55
Duration: 10h 45m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • UNESCO-listed fortification of the Roman-era Hadrian's Wall

  • Fascinating buildings & ruins at Steel Rigg & Birdoswald

  • Insight into the history of Roman Brittania through the ages

  • Historic abbey in charming Scottish Border town of Jedburgh

  • Maximum 16 passengers for a personalized experience

Highlights

  • UNESCO-listed fortification of the Roman-era Hadrian's Wall

  • Fascinating buildings & ruins at Steel Rigg & Birdoswald

  • Insight into the history of Roman Brittania through the ages

  • Historic abbey in charming Scottish Border town of Jedburgh

  • Maximum 16 passengers for a personalized experience

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8:15 AM, Small-Group Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & Borders Full-Day Tour in English

Duration 10h 45m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $54.44, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Small-Group Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & Borders Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland National Park Hexham

Northumberland NE47

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rabbie's Cafe

    6 Waterloo Place

    Edinburgh EH1 3EG


Description

Spend a day discovering the wonders of the Scottish Borders, Roman Britain, and Hadrian’s Wall. Uncover 2,000 years of Scottish and English history as you travel through charming townships, iconic ruins, and the remains of a UNESCO-listed fortification in Northumberland National Park.

Travel along the Roman Dere Street—the ancient main road into Scotland—to the border town of Jedburgh. Enjoy free time to roam its narrow streets, visit the ruins of the Augustinian Abbey, and learn about how the landmark was a great symbol of power during the 12th century. Your next stop is at Carter Bar, a beautiful, high-altitude border crossing between Scotland and England that has been the site of battles between Celts and Saxons and Brits and Scots throughout history.

Continue through the rolling moorlands and forested hills of Northumberland National Park on your way to Hadrian’s Wall. Stop at Steel Rigg to walk along the remains of the fortification, and imagine what life was like for the Roman soldiers stationed in this remote corner of the empire.

After a brief lunch break, make your way to Birdoswald, 1 of the wall's best-preserved Roman forts. Spend some time exploring the multi-layered evidence of this site's long and storied past, including Roman ovens and granaries, Dark Age buildings, a medieval tower house, and 16th-century home. Your return ride through the Southern Uplands and Scottish Borders to Edinburgh includes a stop in the Victorian-era spa town of Moffat.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain, and the Scottish Borders

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Edinburgh

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • We do not allow children under the age of 5

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Small-Group Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & Borders Full-Day Tour ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Jan 4, 2020

I learned a lot from this day trip and Martin was very knowledgeable when talking about Scotland’s history and Hadrian’s wall. Long travel day but worth the time to see more of Scotland’s country side.

3/5 Dec 30, 2019

Long trip, not adjusted to weather, should include ia better atttactions in addition to the wall viewing. Definitely need a better stop for a lunch.

Marina R

United States

4/5 Dec 30, 2019

Good overall trip to Hadrian’s Wall. I expected that the guide would be more versed on the topic. The sites visited were beautiful as was the weather.

Michael P

United States