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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Northumberland
  3. Hexham
  4. Hadrian's Wall

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

Product ID: 273582
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Embark on an award-winning full day tour that transports you back 2000 years in time. With an expert guide, explore Hadrian’s Wall, a frontier where two cultures collided, and uncover what life was like for the locals and the Romans at the time.
About this activity
Duration 7 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
  • Explore some of the best-preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall
  • Walk along the world famous UNESCO world heritage site
  • Enjoy the sweeping views of the Northumberland National Park
  • Learn about life in Britain under Roman rule
Full description
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 behind from the era.
Includes
  • Interactive tour guide will provide in-depth information on Roman Britain
  • Entry to two of the following Roman museums: Vindolanda Roman Fort, The Roman Army Museum, Housesteads Roman Fort or Chesters Roman Fort
What’s Not Included
  • Transport is not included in the price
  • Food and drink are not included
  • Car parking is 1 GBP per hour
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will be dressed as a Roman soldier and will meet you at the start point

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• A half day tour is on offer for those with less time
• Tours in English
• Small groups
• Your guide will be dressed in authentic clothing for this tour, however, guides do reserve the right to wear modern clothing if the weather causes concern for health and safety
• The tour takes place across a variety of environments, both indoor and outdoor
• There is room to accommodate easier access to tour sites, should you require. See the Leisurely Walk description
• Leisurely Walk: a walk for reasonably fit people with a small amount of hiking experience, on rural paths (walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended)
• Times: the tour runs throughout the year, start time is 10:00 AM and finish time around 5:00 PM
• Booking in advance is essential
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AncientBritain

Product ID: 273582