Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Iles Tours
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Iles Tours

From US$ 172.33 per person

Step back in time at a fantastic frontier of the Roman Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy guided visits to the wall's eastern end, the Segedunum fort, and the Great North Museum on a half-day tour from Newcastle.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup optional
On the day of the tour, your guide will send you a text/SMS message to confirm the tour and arrange collection. Meet outside of your accommodation.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall and its ancient Roman fort
  • Discover how soldiers lived on the frontier of the Roman Empire
  • See one of the largest collections of Roman artifacts at the Great North Museum
Full description
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.
  • Entry to Segedunum Roman Fort
  • Transportation to all the sites
  • Hotel pickup, if option selected
  • Hotel drop-off

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Meeting point

Please meet at Newcastle Central Station on the day of the tour. Meet near the short stay car park outside the Sainsbury's shop. If you have any other transportation requests, such as special vehicle requirements for mobility or accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the local partner.

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  • This tour, including transportation, can be customized for wheelchair users and people with vision impairments. Please contact the local partner after booking, if applicable, for this to be arranged
  • Wear walking shoes and take all-weather clothing
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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.

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Product ID: 333976