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Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

1. 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.

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.

Segedunum Roman Fort: Guided Tour

3. 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.

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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!

Our guide was amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable, therefore able to answer in details all the equations we had. he was also very generous with his time and polite. We would absolutely recommend this tour of Hadrian's wall. Thank you!

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