Our Hadrian’s Wall tour travels up to the Scottish Borders. The focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ itself which we travel along exploring its many remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman
Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on ‘The Wall’.
Discover medieval Cumbria, learning about the Scotland England divide through this enthralling journey through a thousand years of history.
This Tour Includes:
• Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
• Local expert driver / guide
• Parking Fees
This Tour Excludes:
• Food and Drink
• Attraction Entry Fees
About This Deal
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Stop At: Lanercost Priory, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ, UK
The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history. Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish wars, once by Robert the Bruce in person. The mortally sick King Edward rested here for five months in 1306-7, shortly before his death on his final campaign. Yet there is still much to see in this best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries. The east end of the noble 13th-century church survives to its full height, housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches some fine monuments.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Roman Army Museum, Chesterholm Museum Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN England
The Roman Army Museum, which is situated next to one of the most complete sections of Hadrian’s Wall, uses stunning real 3D technology in a specially designed film theatre. The interactive displays enable visitors to understand what life was like for soldiers on this northern frontier. The museum has its own Latin classroom with a teacher who emerges from the past via a hologram to give an entertaining lesson in maths and morals. The museum also houses unique Roman artefacts such as the only surviving Roman helmet crest and a set of four hippo sandals (Roman horseshoes).
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG England
Vindolanda lies just to the south of the curtain wall of Hadrian's Wall and has a very different ‘feel’ to other sites. It lies upon the first Roman frontier in the north, The Stanegate Road, and in a stunning landscape which lets your imagination really connect with its past. You will probably visit Vindolanda by driving or walking along this road to reach the fort and museum. Although first built by the Roman army before Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda became an important construction and garrison base for the Wall, a fort in its own right. During this time Vindolanda was demolished and completely re-built no fewer than nine times. With each re-build, each community left their own distinctive mark on the landscape and archaeology of the site.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads B6318, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN England
Set high on a dramatic escarpment on the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire. Wander through the barrack blocks and the hospital. Peer into the oldest toilets you'll ever see and admire the stunning panoramic views from this ancient fortress.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Service animals allowed
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Parking Fees
- Private transportation
- Attraction Entry Fees and Food & Drink
- Entry/Admission - Lanercost Priory
- Entry/Admission - Roman Army Museum
- Entry/Admission - Vindolanda
- Entry/Admission - Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Traveler pickup is offered
You can book collection from your hotel with 48 hours notice, included in this tour is one of our Private Hire vehicles for a maximum of 8 people.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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