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Multi-Day Hadrian’s Wall Guided Tour

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  • 3 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £765

An Unforgettable Hadrian’s Wall Guided Walking Tour…

The Edge of the Empire

The Northeast of England, once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, boasts a rich history that extends beyond military campaigns. This region tells the story of diverse peoples from across the empire who were stationed along the wall and how they adapted to this remote, often unforgiving, frontier.

Hadrian’s Western Wall

Our journey begins in Carlisle, a pivotal city during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus. We’ll start at the Tullie House Museum with its impressive Roman collection. From there, we head east to Birdoswald Roman Fort, which once housed a thousand-strong unit of Roman soldiers and boasts a fascinating history.

The Central Wall – Picturesque History

The central section of Hadrian’s Wall captivates the imagination. While the iconic Sycamore Gap tree no longer stands, the area is home to two remarkable Roman forts. Housesteads is Britain’s most complete Roman fort, and nearby Vindolanda has been an archaeological site for over fifty years. These forts provide key insights into how the Romans conquered and defended Britain.

Hadrian’s Wall in the East

This part of the tour guides you through Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Great North Museum, which houses many archaeological finds from Hadrian’s Wall. We’ll also visit Segedunum and Arbeia Roman Forts at the mouth of the River Tyne, completing your Hadrian’s Wall experience.

Please note: This tour is designed as a three-day experience. Contact us if you would like to add additional days. Potential extensions include:

York – The Capital of Northern Britain

Explore Eboracum, the Roman name for York, once the capital of Northern Britain. Our tour includes visits to the Minster, well-preserved ruins, and the York Museum to delve into the region’s Roman military significance.

Roman Faith

Discover the religious life of Roman Britain with a focus on the mystery cult of Mithras and daily life on the frontier. This tour vividly recreates the lives of soldiers and their families, exploring their interactions with the divine and the unknown.

(For customers traveling from Edinburgh: We offer complimentary pickup from Alnmouth train station. Please note that for groups of four or fewer, there is a surcharge of £500.00 for travel arrangements that include collection and drop-off in Edinburgh.)

If you are looking for a shorter tour experience, we also have a range of Half-Day Tours in North East England, including our popular 4-hour Roman and Ango-Saxon Tyneside Tour

More Details About this Hadrian’s Wall Trip:

Pickup & Drop Off

Your guide will collect you from your accommodation each day of the tour. Please contact Iles Tours before your tour so we can organise your travel.

Departure Time

Your tour will depart each day at 9am

What to Bring

  • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!)
  • Shoes you’re comfortable walking in
  • A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights

Before you Come

  • We’ll need a mobile/cell phone number that we can contact you on in case of any last-minute changes on the day of your tour
  • Let us know if you have any disabilities within your group (e.g. wheelchair use, vision impairment) and we will make the necessary arrangements
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

If you Need to Cancel

  • More than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll provide a full refund
  • Less than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 50% cancellation fee
  • Less than 1 day before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 100% cancellation fee