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Roman and Anglo-Saxon Tyneside Tour

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  • 4 Hours
  • Grade: Easy
  • From £65

Tour Arbeia Roman Fort and Jarrow Hall

Step back in time at the Roman fort of Arbeia and get to know the dark ages’ greatest scholar at Jarrow Hall’s Museum.

South Shields and Jarrow are vibrant towns in the North East of England, and they both contain fantastic history from before the Romans. On this tour, you’ll hear the story of the Roman Fort of Arbeia – the supply base for Hadrian’s wall – and the Anglo-Saxon story of the North East though Jarrow Hall. At Arbeia, you’ll discover the stories of soldiers and civilians alike – with dedications to Middle-Eastern traders, slaves and native Britons, all living together at this frontier.

Jarrow Hall Tour

At Jarrow Hall, you’ll explore the story of the Germanic Anglo-Saxons through the museum dedicated to the Venerable Bede. Bede is arguably the greatest scholar of the Dark Ages, not only a monk, but also a teacher, scientist, and historian in a time most believe to be violent, uneducated, and unrecorded.

Both sites have fantastic reconstructions of buildings from their periods, including a Roman gatehouse, barracks block and commanding officers’ house. At Jarrow Hall, the buildings are based upon archaeology from Yeavering, the historic capital of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. There are more details below, but please get in touch if you have any additional questions. You may also like to check out our two-hour Roman walking tour of Newcastle.

Inclusions on this tour:

  • Transport to collect you from a pre-arranged location (approximately 9am) and return you after the tour.
  • Entry to Arbeia and Jarrow Hall.

Pickup & Drop Off

The tour will start and end from Newcastle’s Central Station which can be found on Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Departure Time

9:30 am | 1pm

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

If you Need to Cancel

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation
  • Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation
  • No-shows will be charged the full price