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Newcastle: Hadrian's Wall and Roman Fort Half-Day Tour

1. Newcastle: Hadrian's Wall and Roman Fort Half-Day Tour

Find out more about the Romans and Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site, on this half-day tour. Head to the frontier of the Roman Empire while being close to an urban center on a guided tour that focuses on the east end of the wall, Segedunum, now called Wallsend. Visit the Great North Museum as well and discover its varied artifacts. After meeting your guide at Newcastle Central Station, make your way to Segedunum, a fort home to fantastic reconstructions of the Roman way of life, such as a section of the wall which can be viewed and walked along. Once there, step into the Roman world and learn about this fantastic, ruthless but creative culture that conquered much of the known world. Following your fort visit, go to the Great North Museum in Newcastle, which has one of the largest collections of Roman artifacts in the north of Britain. As your guide interprets them, get an insight into Roman life at the northern frontier of the empire. After your guided tour of the museum, you'll be taken back to central Newcastle where you will be able to enjoy the city center. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of key sites or cafes and restaurants. This half-day tour can be taken in the morning or afternoon.

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Alex is highly knowledgeable about Roman history, Roman military matters, and Roman involvement in Britain. He combines military experience, graduate study in archeology, and passion for the subject matter. He is on a par with the best guides I have found in my travels. That includes one who did the Great Courses series on MesoAmerican archeology who led a trip to Zapotec and Mixtec sites in Oaxaca and an amazing guide on Israel. I very highly recommend Alex for this tour.