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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • Travel easily between sites
  • Getting a deeper understanding of context from your guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Edinbugh
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Overview
Travel easily between some of the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain on this guided tour from Edinburgh. Benefit from the knowledge of your guide as they take you to visit millennia-old ruins including Hadrian's Wall, Dere Street, and Steel Rigg. Hear about the Anglo-Scottish wars that ravaged the region, enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park, and get your photo taken on the Anglo-Scottish border.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a morning pickup from Edinburgh's city center. Meet your guide and settle into the minivan for the journey south.

Begin following in the ancient Romans' footsteps with a drive along Dere Street, which once linked ports in southern England to central Scotland Roman settlements. Stop in the town of Jedburgh to visit the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey before continuing to Carter Bar to take photos of the Anglo-Scottish border. Now that you have crossed over into England (don't worry, there's no border control), enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. 

The next stop is Steel Rigg, one of the richest Roman archaeological sites in Britain. Enjoy some free time to explore and to see Hadrian's Wall, the 73-mile-long (117.5 km) cobbled fortification built to separate Scotland from the Roman Empire. Next it's the medieval city of Lanercost, to hear more about the Anglo-Scottish wars, and to take a lunch break (own expense). 

After a visit to Birdoswald to see one of the best-preserved Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall, it's back to Edinburgh where you tour concludes back in Edinburgh's center.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

We had a wonderful time on this tour on 6/9/18. Our tour guide Stephen was excellent. He had full of enthusiasm and made our trip memorable. His stories made our long road trips exciting. He also prepared great music related to his stories. We stopped...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular Views

We took the AD 122 bus along the Wall route and got on and off at the various sites and hiked along the designated paths. It was at the top of my bucket list and it didn't disappoint.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago
AMAZING

This was the first trip of three that I booked with this company, so this was all about first impressions. The city of start was Edinburgh and I was staying in an hotel 5 min from the Rabbie's cafe. The bus was comfortable and spacious,...More

Thank Giulia M
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Giulia, We're so glad that you enjoyed the day, thank you so much for the feedback, All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 1 week ago
Built in 122 AD - Amazing!

We stopped here on our drive up to Scotland. Little over 5 hour drive from Heathrow. The Museum was closing but we were allowed to walk around. You walk up the hill not knowing what to expect and we were immediately greeted by sheep. So...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip!

The wife and I had a great experience with Ross, our driver/tour guide to Hadrian's wall. Most of our co-tourists were older folks, but Ross managed to make the tour interesting for us.

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