Hadrian’s Wall guided tours

 

Your visit to Hadrian’s Wall will be greatly enhanced by understanding more about why this world-famous Roman structure was built and how it operated.  Hadrian’s Wall is much more than just a wall – there is a whole suite of military fortifications to see including turrets, milecastles, forts, north ditch, vallum and substantial Roman bridge abutments, many set against dramatic backdrops.  I can put together a personalised itinerary that will enable you to enjoy great scenery and exhilarating walks, visit sites of interest and, above all, begin to recognise the different features of Roman military planning for yourself.

 

I am based near Carlisle – the perfect gateway to exploring the Wall.   I have extensive knowledge of Hadrian’s Wall and I’m the author of the ‘Romans in Cumbria’ and ‘Solway’s Built Heritage’ booklets.  My specialism is in offering personalised guided tours of Hadrian’s Wall, each one tailored to your specific interests and requirements.  Using my local knowledge, I will design an itinerary that suits you and works from a logistical angle.

 

Minibus and chauffeur-driven tours are available by prior arrangement.

Tours in French, German and Spanish can be arranged (subject to availability).

 

SPECIAL HADRIAN’S WALL DEAL FOR 2018

Book 2 or 3 nights accommodation at luxurious Willowbeck Lodge in Scotby and enjoy a personalised guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall with transport included.

2 nights – £250 per person (based on 2 sharing)

3 nights – £325 per person (based on 2 sharing)

Based on a minimum of 4 people booking.  Dates subject to availability.

Introductory tour (from Carlisle)

This informative one-day tour provides a full introduction to Hadrian’s Wall through a balanced mix of site visits and short walks. You will see examples of all the different types of fortifications – turrets, milecastles, fort, the north ditch, vallum and remains of a Roman bridge – and take away a thorough understanding of how the Wall operated, who built it and why.

Words cannot express our appreciation for a truly wonderful and informative day with you on Hadrian’s Wall.

Gordon Sims, California, September 2015

Hadrian's Wall at Walltown Crags

Scenic Hadrian’s Wall & Vindolanda

If you prefer to stride out along one of the most scenic sections of Hadrian’s Wall, this tour includes an exhilarating 3-mile (4.5 km) walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads Fort, rounded off by an afternoon visit to the incomparable Vindolanda – the only fort in the Hadrian’s Wall corridor undergoing complete excavation.

‘Anna brought history to life in a personal and engaging way and, more impressively, sparked the interest of our two sons who would rather play video games than visit historic sites!

Erica Fisher, May 2015

Hadrian's Wall at Sycamore Gap

Mysteries of Hadrian’s Wall 

A tour looking at some of the less well-known aspects of Hadrian’s Wall.   Starting at Housesteads, we walk to Sewingshields Crags and ponder its age-old links with King Arthur.  Further east, at Brocolitia, we view a Mithraic Temple to learn about the fascinating cult of Mithraism and its associations with ancient astrology. A short distance away, Limestone Corner captures a unique moment in time when the Romans were defeated by the hardness of the underlying rock. Finally, we end the day at Chesters Fort to hear about its unexpected archaeological finds.

‘Thank you for a wonderful day and for giving so much of yourself and your knowledge to us.  We loved being with you.’

Donna Bullock, October 2017

The Roman bath-house at Chesters Fort
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