Hadrian's Wall Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

678908


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children 7 years and up.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic)

Explore the Edge of the Roman Empire


Join me for a fascinating introductory tour of Hadrian's Wall, which will give you a complete overview of the Wall and its important place in the history of Roman Britain.

See examples of all the military structures that make up Hadrian's Wall - turrets, milecastles, forts, bridges, the north ditch and the impressive earthworks that form the vallum.

On this tour, we will walk along the best-preserved sections, admire outstanding views, gain a thorough understanding of Roman engineering and military planning, and enjoy Hadrian's Wall in all its spectacular glory.

Please note that this tour can be customized to your specific interests and requirements.

Itinerary

The tour starts in Carlisle - the Roman city of Luguvalium.
From here, we head to Lanercost Priory to see Hadrian's Wall recycled into the church.
Then to Banks Turret for an introduction to the Wall - who built it, why and how it operated.
Travelling eastwards, we arrive at Birdoswald where you can either tour the fort or walk along a continuous section of Hadrian's Wall to Gilsland where the driver will pick up.
Carvoran is next - for an award-winning film in 3D and an understanding of Roman armor and weaponry.
If time permits, we will walk along the adjacent Walltown Crags - probably the finest (and highest) section of the original Wall that remains.
At Cawfields we will see an impressive milecastle and a view over the whole of the military zone including the mysterious vallum.
Finally, the tour ends on a high note at Steel Rigg for a spectacular view looking east over Hadrian's Wall.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Carlisle Railway Station), Airport (Carlisle Lake District Airport), Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

If inclement weather, the guide reserves the right to adapt the itinerary accordingly.

Transportation

The price is based on transport in an Executive-type car that can seat 3 clients. For something larger, please contact me for a quote.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Joint entry into Carvoran and Vindolanda

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Sterling - Although most places accept Visa or Mastercard, this suggested cash amount is to cover you for when it is not possible to use your card.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: If there is anything additional that you require, please send me a message.

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide, but I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for a separate car and driver. Please note that having a separate driver is perfect for undertaking linear walks - and particularly useful for tours along Hadrian's Wall.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    678908


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children 7 years and up.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (basic)

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