Guided tour

Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: AncientBritain

Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: AncientBritain

From US$ 36.62 per person

Travel back 2000 years to a time when Hadrian's Wall was a frontier, a place where two cultures collided, on this award-winning tour. Find out more about Roman history with a local guide, and delight in scenic views of the Northumberland National Park.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Journey through time with a local guide at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Roman army with Hadrian's Wall as a backdrop
  • Soak up the amazing atmosphere of the stunning Northumbrian landscape
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Hadrian's Wall, the men who garrisoned it, and the local Celtic tribes
Full description
Feel Roman history come to life as you discover just what Britain was like under the Caesars on this 2-hour tour of Hadrian's Wall. Explore this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site with a local guide dressed in an authentic costume of the era, and discover hidden archaeological gems. Hear your guide weave a narrative from both sides of the wall — the tales of the natives and the stories told by the occupying forces — and walk along the iconic central section of Hadrian's Wall. See a milecastle (a rectangular fortification) and one of the best sections of the Vallum defensive ditch. Throughout your tour, admire the magnificent backdrop of the Northumberland National Park, and enjoy some of the best views across the rugged moorland vistas.
Includes
  • Guided tour in English
  • Transport to and from the start location
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the car park at Cawfields Quarry, North Rd, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9NN, UK. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour is due to start.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Your guide will be dressed in authentic clothing for this tour. The guide, however, reserves the right to wear modern clothing if the weather causes concerns for health and safety
  • The tour takes place outdoors with uneven paths to walk on. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended
  • Haltwhistle is the closest train station to the meeting point at Cawfields on Hadrian's Wall. Regular trains arrive at Haltwhistle from Newcastle and Carlisle. The AD 122 bus runs from Haltwhistle train station to the Milecastle Inn; from here, it is a short walk to Cawfields. An internet search will provide up to date train and bus times
  • Toilet facilities are located at the Cawfields Car Park
  • You will need £1 per hour for the car park
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Decided on a guided tour as it's hard to know where to start with Hadrian's Wall. This was a perfect introduction. Entertaining and fascinating talk by a friendly Celt in full costume, followed by easy access to the wall and lots of explanation and answered questions. Well worth the money, Thank you!

July 19, 2022

I booked the 2 hour tour from Germany. Everything went well with the booking. We were on time at the meeting point as was the guide. There were 4 other couples in the group who spoke English. Even if we didn't understand every word because of the dialect, the guide comes from the Newcastle area, but we could always ask. The guide was very friendly. It was great that before we walked 1 1/2 hours on Hadrian's Wall, he told us about the history of Hadrian's Wall for half an hour in Celtic armor including weapons, which we were also informed very clearly about. After a total of 2 hours we were back at the meeting point. Other participants had booked a longer tour and continued the tour. Gladly again at the next opportunity.

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June 22, 2022

My dad and I were fortunate to be the only people on this tour and our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and courteous, making sure that my dad with his mobility limitations could safely enjoy the walk. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to see one of the most iconic sections of Hadrian’s Wall whilst learning about Roman history from a great guide. Thank you for making our holiday extra special.

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September 23, 2021

Product ID: 247557