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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

By: Rabbie's
  • Easily visit the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain
  • Getting a deeper sense of the area’s history from your guide
  • Central Edinburgh meeting point for ease
Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
From US$54.98
Visit some of the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain on this guided tour from Edinburgh. Benefit from the knowledge of your guide as you 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—all without worrying about navigation or driving.
What to Expect
Begin your tour when you meet your driver/guide and minivan for a morning departure from Edinburgh's city center.

Follow 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 Jedburgh to visit the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey before continuing to Carter Bar to see the Anglo-Scottish border. After crossing into England, enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park.

The next stop is Steel Rigg, one of the richest Roman archaeological sites in Britain. Enjoy free time to explore Hadrian's Wall, the 73-mile-long (117-kilometer-long) 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 have lunch break (own expense).

After visiting Birdoswald to see one of the best-preserved Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall, it's back to Edinburgh where you tour concludes.
Reviews (165)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Okay but

The actual wall is rather unspectacular. The main pleasure is the feeling of history and having a pleasant walk in beautiful ,country side. There is a bus that potters along and you can jump on and off at the main sites. There are lots of...More

Thank tomfrombrunswick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing tour to the borders, best day trip I've been on!

My friend and I had an absolutely wonderful day on a tour with Nik to the Scottish border's. The trip was a bit of a spontaneous decision and one we do not regret! We had never heard of the Roman village of Vindolanda before but...More

Thank Svadilfarinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We love Rabbie’s Tours!

We loved our tour and our tour guide, Jonathan if I recall correctly. So much good stuff packed into an 11 hour tour. It was comfortable, relaxing, and amazing. We are ready to go on more Rabbie’s tours! Can’t wait.

Thank eightsweets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views, but make sure to have good foot wear! The hike up was not easy, but take it show because it's worth it. I only had 1/2 hour there, because I was on a bus tour, so I did not get to hike much....More

1  Thank colleencoppage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hadrian’s Wall

My wife and I took a one day tour with Hadrian’s Wall, with Douglas as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and made the trip extremely interesting. It was a great tour, and Douglas is a great guide.

Thank Andrew M
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July 22, 2018|
Response from swiftrone |
Any half day tours
July 21, 2018|
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Response from margaret l | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what stops you make. We did not go into the paid site (there was one on our tour) and instead on our trip looked at some exhibitions at a place called the Stills which was free. Your best idea is to... More
June 22, 2018|
Response from Brenda78620 | Reviewed this property |
Sycamore Gap does not sound familiar. What is it near?