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Hadrian's Wall: 4-Hour Guided Tour

1. Hadrian's Wall: 4-Hour Guided Tour

Walk along the iconic central section of Hadrian’s Wall, followed by a visit to one of the best-preserved Roman Forts in Britain. Discover the unique stories of the Roman museums and archaeological sites in Northumberland on this 4-hour walking tour. As your guide explains the history of each site, they will also weave in the importance of the surrounding landscape to reveal what makes each place so special. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the stunning views across Northumberland National Park and Hadrian’s Wall.

Northumberland Castles & Coast (Interactive Guidebook)

2. Northumberland Castles & Coast (Interactive Guidebook)

This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel and when you are on your break. • Explore the rugged beauty of Northumberland's coastline and its breathtaking beaches. • Uncover a wealth of Roman history and delve into the fascinating stories behind the region's fortified castles. • Immerse yourself in the history of iconic Northumberland castles. Visit islands, nature reserves, and northern Europe's largest man-made lake, surrounded by lush forests to explore. • Access this Northumberland road trip on 2 devices (mobile, tablet or desktop) for 12 months to help with planning your break before you travel. Northumberland Castles & Coast: • The suggested mapped route on the online guidebook is fully flexible meaning it will help you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether from 3 to 14 days • The route is a fully flexible linear route that starts in Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Hexham and heads to Kielder Water before heading back to the coast and following the coastline. The route can take 3 or 4 days (plus you will need to wait for the tide!), depending upon stops however you can adjust this to between 3 and 14 nights. • The distance of this Northumberland road trip is around 177 miles (286m), with a drive time of around 5.5 hours without stops. This doesn’t factor in stops for Hadrian’s Wall - as there are several parts to visit and you may wish to spend a couple of days visiting all. Online & Interactive Destinations Guidebook: • Save hours using our inspiration and signposting to plan your perfect Northumberland Castles & Coast driving route. • The destination guidebook covers 10 destination locations and information on detours and nearby on the route. Don’t miss any of the iconic Northumberland castles. • The destination guide includes over 50 attractions, experiences and activities to uncover your own England. The Uncover More map includes: • 40+ Viewpoints • 70+ Places of interest • 30+ Hidden gems • 4 Wild swim spots • 10+ On Screen locations The Overnight Stay map includes: • 60+ Campsites • 40+ Motorhome stops & almost wild spots • 40+ Hotels • 80+ B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges

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

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

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.

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We can highly recommend this Tour, especially with our guide Kevin! Thanks you so much for giving us such amazing insights in an entertaining manner! Kevin has a lot of knowledge about ancient Rome in connection to Hadrian`s Wall and the british/celtic history. He is able to create an authentic atmosphere which makes the ancient life near the Hadrian`s Wall tangible.

Kevin has so much knowledge about the Romans as well as the geography and history of the local area. He speaks well and welcomed questions. We loved walking along the wall and exploring Vindolana with Kevin.