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Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Product ID: 247557
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Travel back 2000 years to a time when Hadrian's Wall was a frontier, a place where two cultures collided, on this award-winning tour. Find out more about Roman history with a local guide, and delight in scenic views of the Northumberland National Park.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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
  • Journey through time with a local guide at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Roman army with Hadrian's Wall as a backdrop
  • Soak up the amazing atmosphere of the stunning Northumbrian landscape
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Hadrian's Wall, the men who garrisoned it, and the local Celtic tribes
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour in English
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to and from the start location
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the car park at Cawfields Quarry, North Rd, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9NN, UK. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour is due to start.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Your guide will be dressed in authentic clothing for this tour. The guide, however, reserves the right to wear modern clothing if the weather causes concerns for health and safety
• The tour takes place outdoors with uneven paths to walk on. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended
• Haltwhistle is the closest train station to the meeting point at Cawfields on Hadrian's Wall. Regular trains arrive at Haltwhistle from Newcastle and Carlisle. The AD 122 bus runs from Haltwhistle train station to the Milecastle Inn; from here, it is a short walk to Cawfields. An internet search will provide up to date train and bus times
• Toilet facilities are located at the Cawfields Car Park
• You will need £1 per hour for the car park
• Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour start time
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Product ID: 247557