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  • Hadrian's Wall & Roman Britain 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    1. Hadrian's Wall & Roman Britain 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    On this 1-day tour from Edinburgh you travel south on the old Roman Dere Street that linked the supply ports on the south of England with the ancient city of York, and north past Hadrian’s Wall to the Roman settlements in Central Scotland. Your first stop on this tour will be in the border town of Jedburgh, a historic burgh that lies only 12 miles north of the Scotland-England border. Here you have time to take a short walk through the narrow streets that lead to the remains of the Augustinian Abbey, which has been a great symbol of power during its 900 year history. Continuing south you make a brief stop at scenic Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the border between the 2 countries for the past 700 years. The tour continues through the magnificent forests of Northumberland Na...

    Fantastic tour, Bruce our driver was funny, whitty and polite as well as helpful. We enjoyed Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, plenty to see if you are interested in Roman history, well worth the money. We well recommend Rabbies tours.

  • English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    2. English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the ...

    We were able to visit quite a few places that we might otherwise have not seen- a great opportunity; as well as the ones we had planned on going to.

  • Lake District: 3-Day Small Group Tour from London

    3. Lake District: 3-Day Small Group Tour from London

    Discover the best that the Lake District has to offer with this extraordinary 3-day tour from London. After collecting your train tickets, you will catch the train from London Euston to Penrith station, where you will meet your local driver/ guide. Then it's off to explore this beautiful and fascinating region. Day 1: After arriving at the station, you will head north to the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Here you have the chance to savor a delicious lunch and explore the imposing ruins of Penrith Castle, which played a key role in defending the border from invading Scots. After lunch you will enter the Lake District National Park and travel along the northern shores of Ullswater, England's most stunning lake. Take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy a stroll through the forest to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. Following an exciting day, you will hav...

    Very organised, nice and informative guide. Covered the best spots in Lake District. Accommodarion was excellent and the tour was very enjoyable.

  • Hadrian's Wall: 4-Hour Guided Tour

    4. 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.

    Our tour guide was lovely. So informative and enthusiastic. You could tell this wasn’t just a job for him, he had genuine love and fascination for all aspects of the history he explored with us. He also dealt with a more challenging guest smoothly and respectfully.

  • From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

    5. From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

    The tour departs from Manchester and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue on to Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th century architecture as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Swi...

    Soo worth it for the price defo a must for me and looking to book future tours. When I go away I always use get guide. The tour was so worth it for the price, down side about it is.. we couldn’t spend much time at each place, and take it all in and was only there for 5 hours and more.. wish we had a full day for 8 to 9 hours as we felt it was rushed and couldn’t relax see much.

  • From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

    6. From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

    This full-day adventure departs from Chester and heads straight towards the luscious countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient, mythical energy flowing around you. Afterwards, continue onto Grasmere Village which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Lit...

    A fun day out with plenty to do and a lot of interesting stops. Frank provided many good laughs and I would definitely consider going to more events from the same company again.

  • Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    7. Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    Make your first stop at Wray Castle. Discover its part in Beatrix's life and the people that she met there. Head along the steep and narrow Lakeland roads to her home in Near Sawrey. Take a guided walk through the village, into Hill Top and its gardens. Have plenty of time to visit the house, gardens and gift shop. Stop for lunch in Hawkshead, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery. See original manuscripts and illustrations by Beatrix. Take a short guided walk around the village, and then explore the village at your own pace. Move on to the beautiful Tarn Hows, part of the considerable Monk Coniston Estate bought by Potter, bequeathed to The National Trust. Discover more about the life of Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist. Travel to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix and used in the film Miss Potter. Stop to snap some pictures and drive back to Ambleside. Head into the Armitt Li...

    A fantastic day . Thoroughly recommended . So much to see and do , Not only did we get to learn about the real Beatrix Potter , but also learning about and seeing so much of the stunningly beautiful Lake District and it’s rich history made our holiday. Our guides were professional, welcoming and were able to answer any questions we had , in depth . If you book this trip you won’t be disappointed.

  • Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

    8. 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.

    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.

  • Wordsworth at Dove Cottage, Grasmere & Rydal Mount Tour

    9. Wordsworth at Dove Cottage, Grasmere & Rydal Mount Tour

    The day starts with a scenic drive to your first location, the medieval village of Hawkshead. The journey there takes you along narrow, winding woodland roads through undulating fields filled with Herdwick sheep and rocky outcrops. Relax and admire the picturesque farms, barns and houses made from local Lakeland slate and stone. Moving on through this sublime countryside, you arrive at the first stop of the day in Hawkshead, "the prettiest village in the Lake District". Your entrance to Hawkshead Grammar School is included in your tour. Here you will be able to see where Wordsworth was educated and the desk where he carved his signature as a boy. Your guide will also take you on a short guided walk around the village pointing out all of the places of interest and then you move on to the next stop at Grasmere. Here you will see the Rectory where he lived for two years but where two of hi...

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

    10. 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 be...

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What people are saying about Cumbria

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.

My husband and I had a very informative and enjoyable tour of Harian’s Wall with Jim Divine of Rabbie’s Tours! We made several little stops at small towns on the way there and back, which broke up the journey. I think this tour would make an excellent choice for anyone who is interested in this history.

Our tour guide was lovely. So informative and enthusiastic. You could tell this wasn’t just a job for him, he had genuine love and fascination for all aspects of the history he explored with us. He also dealt with a more challenging guest smoothly and respectfully.

Fantastic tour, Bruce our driver was funny, whitty and polite as well as helpful. We enjoyed Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, plenty to see if you are interested in Roman history, well worth the money. We well recommend Rabbies tours.

Very organised, nice and informative guide. Covered the best spots in Lake District. Accommodarion was excellent and the tour was very enjoyable.