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Alnwick: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

1. Alnwick: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beauty of Alnwick, a quaint Northumbrian town on a self-guided audio walking tour. Put on your headphones and stroll through the streets of the Alnwick at your own pace. Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. The culturally rich audio tour will take you on a journey through a place rich in history. Walk through the old cobbled stone paths of the town and see the marketplace, community gathering place, and the fine stone buildings. Learn about the past of Alnwick and discover how it evolved into the vibrant and beautiful market town of today. Visit the most popular attractions of the town like the old Market Cross, the Alnwick Garden, a famous castle, a quaint market, historical buildings, and a beautiful cozy bookstore. Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour of one of England’s iconic market towns.

Hadrian's Wall: 4-Hour Guided Tour

2. Hadrian's Wall: 4-Hour Guided Tour

Walk along the iconic central section of Hadrian’s Wall, followed by a visit to one of the best-preserved Roman Forts in Britain. Discover the unique stories of the Roman museums and archaeological sites in Northumberland on this 4-hour walking tour. As your guide explains the history of each site, they will also weave in the importance of the surrounding landscape to reveal what makes each place so special. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the stunning views across Northumberland National Park and Hadrian’s Wall.

Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

3. Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

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.

Hexham: Hadrian's Wall and The Romans Full Day Guided Tour

4. Hexham: Hadrian's Wall and The Romans Full Day Guided Tour

Head to Cawfield Quarry and find your expert, local guide, dressed in an authentic Roman costume of the era. The tour is set in the spectacular Northumberland National Park, which makes a magnificent backdrop to explore the hidden archaeological gems of Hadrian’s Wall by foot. Follow your guide as he weaves a narrative from both sides of the wall. Listen to Roman history come to life as you discover what life was like for Britons under the rule of Rome. Learn the tales of the natives, and the stories told by occupying forces as you explore the local’s favorite sections of this breathtaking world heritage site. After the tour, head to your choice of nearby Roman Museums, including Vindolanda Roman Fort, The Roman Army Museum, Housesteads Roman Fort, or Chesters Roman Fort. Here, learn even more about the fascinating times of Britain under Roman rule, and see incredible artifacts left behind from the era.

From Newcastle: Hadrian's Wall Day Tour

5. From Newcastle: Hadrian's Wall Day Tour

Travel to Hadrian's Wall with this tour from Newcastle. Stroll along a piece of history as you learn more about the Roman period. Eat a delicious lunch at Twice Brewed. Choose from group and private options that are with or without pickup and drop-off. Journey from Newcastle to Hadrian's walk. Start your tour at Steel Rig and walk the 2 1/2 miles to the Roman fort of Housesteads. See milecastles and the wild geography of the region as you walk. Get a view of what Roman life was like at Hadrian's when you visit the Roman fort of Housesteads. Find out more about the history of this fort, including its old name and how it was fortified by Germanic troops from Belgium and the Netherlands. Stop for lunch at Twice Brewed for some fantastic local food. Proceed to Vindolanda, an old Roman supply base that has been extensively excavated.

From Newcastle: Bamburgh Castle & Anglo-Saxon Kings Tour

6. From Newcastle: Bamburgh Castle & Anglo-Saxon Kings Tour

Journey back in time on this private trip from Newcastle. Explore Bamburgh Castle with a guide, visit Ad Gefrin, the first whiskey distillery in England, and learn about the ancient Kings of Northumbria at the Anglo-Saxon Museum. Leave Newcastle and head out into Northumbria. First, visit Ad Gefrin, and learn about the early process of distilling whiskey. Next, explore the Anglo-Saxon Museum. Learn about Northumbria's history as a powerful kingdom in the British Isles and hear stories of its cunning and ferocious kings. Next, travel to Bamburgh to visit St. Aidan’s Church and Bamburgh Castle. Explore these ancient sites before returning to your accommodation at the end of the day.

Segedunum Roman Fort: Guided Tour

7. Segedunum Roman Fort: Guided Tour

Visit Segedunum, the first fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Learn about the old frontier of the Roman Empire, which extended for 80 roman miles, covers many landscapes, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View and walk along a section of the wall and explore a museum that brings the Roman world to life. Step into the Roman world and learn about this culture that conquered much of the known world. Discover how the fort was home to the mixed cavalry and infantry unit of troops from France, the fourth cohort of Lingones. Hear how they were responsibl for defending the river and policing the border. Indulge your love of history and discover more about the Romans while being close to an urban area.

Newcastle: Prehistoric North East England Private Tour

8. Newcastle: Prehistoric North East England Private Tour

Discover the ancient history of Northumberland on a private guided day tour. Discover the ancient lodgings of Howick, the rock art of Lordenshaws, and Bronze Age burial mounds at Simonside. Meet in Newcastle city center and embark on a journey through human history around Northumberland. Explore sites where ancient humans lived such as houses built at the end of the last Ice Age on the coast at Howick. Admire the through to Neolithic rock art panels at Lordenshaws and Bronze Age burial mounds above them at Simonside and finally Iron Age hillforts in the Ingram Valley.

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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.

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!

This private tour was excellent. Our tourist guide, Alex, was so attentive and addressed to our need. Alex explained thoroughly to us the history of Hadrians Wall with many interesting stories. Thank you so much Alex, you did a great job!

Kevin did a great job showing us this excellent section of the Wall and giving us the historical background including Roman and British armor/clothing.

A very knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic guide