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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake Windermere

Windermere: Hadrian's Wall Winter Tour

Product ID: 293720
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Explore the Roman Wall, built by Emperor Hadrian. You will visit the Roman Army Museum, where you can amaze yourself with the ruins of the Roman fort and town of Vindolanda. For the duration of your tour, you will be accompanied by an expert guide.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Roman Army Museum
  • See the iconic Sycamore Gap
  • Explore the ruins of the town and fort of Vindolanda
Full description
Your tour starts with a drive north from Windermere to visit the award-winning Roman Army Museum. There you will be taken on a guided tour of the most important parts of the museum, and will also see a fabulous 3D film that illustrates what life was like for the Roman soldiers stationed on this most northerly outpost of the Roman Empire.

From there you will travel past the iconic location of Sycamore Gap, which is famous for its appearance in the film "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves". The tour then moves on for a brief stop at Housesteads, a Roman fort perched high up on the side of the wall itself. Your next stop is at Vindolanda, which is an amazing place where excavations have revealed the remains of a large town and Roman fort.

Vindolanda predates the building of the wall, but became an important part of Roman life in the north. You will be taken on a guided walk around the site and will also enter the museum to see some of the artifacts that have been discovered there.

You will then travel on to Steel Rigg, where a short walk will take you to the wall itself as you see it snaking over the amazing geological area known as the Whin Sill. You will later continue onward via other views of the wall before making your way back to Windermere.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to all places visited
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (but they will be available to purchase at several stops)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You will meet directly outside of the train station in Windermere. The minivan will arrive there, not to the bus shelters.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• There will be a stop for lunch at a suitable time on the tour
• The weather can be unpredictable, please wear suitable clothes (a coat is almost essential
• Make sure you wear sensible shoes for the small amount of walking on uneven terrain
Organized by

English Lake District Tours

Product ID: 293720