Highlights of Hadrian's Wall

Milecastle 39, Hadrian’s Wall
Milecastle 39, Hadrian’s Wall
A colorful outdoor roman mosaic of a squid at Segedunum Roman Fort, Walsend, Tyne and Wear
A colorful outdoor roman mosaic of a squid at Segedunum Roman Fort, Walsend, Tyne and Wear
Helmets and weapons on display at Segedunum museum in Wallsend, North of England
Helmets and weapons on display at Segedunum museum in Wallsend, North of England
A section of a roman wall at Segedunum, Wallsend
A section of a roman wall at Segedunum, Wallsend
A section of a roman wall at Segedunum, Wallsend
A section of a roman wall at Segedunum, Wallsend
Ruins at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Ruins at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Temple recreation at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Temple recreation at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Ruins at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Ruins at Vindolanda Roman fort in England
Gatehouse reconstruction at Vindolanda Roman fort
Gatehouse reconstruction at Vindolanda Roman fort
Ruins of the Roman fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland
Ruins of the Roman fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland
Ruins of the Roman fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland
Ruins of the Roman fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland
Sunset over Hadrian's Wall
Sunset over Hadrian's Wall
Tullie House Museum
Tullie House Museum
Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald
Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald
Historic remains of a Roman Bath House, Ravenglas
Historic remains of a Roman Bath House, Ravenglas
Ravenglass
Ravenglass

Highlights of the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire

Hadrian’s Wall and the history of the Romans in Britain is as fascinating as ever. For those who wish to explore the former Roman frontier, but with less walking involved, we are delighted to offer an alternative tour. Join our guide lecturer Tony Wilmott, one of the leading experts in Roman archaeology, on this unique trip from coast to coast. Tony has excavated for many years on several sites included in the itinerary and will give you unparalleled first-hand insights.

  • See the new Hadrian’s Wall gallery at the Tullie House Museum
  • Visit the Temple of Mithras at Carrawburgh and take a tour of Vindolanda
  • Explore Hadrian’s Wall and its forts during a more relaxed walking tour
  • View the bath house at Ravenglass, one of the tallest surviving Roman structures

Themes

  • Romans

Practicalities

  • Low Single Supplement

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

Wetheral

We meet this afternoon in our hotel for an introductory lecture before dinner.

Hotel: Overnight in Wetheral
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

Swarthy Hill - Ravenglass

Today we look at the little-visited western flank of the Hadrian’s Wall frontier. In the morning, we start at the Roman fort Swarthy Hill (milefortlet 21). In the afternoon we drive to Ravenglass, the southernmost fort on the frontier system, to see the Walls Castle Roman bath house – one of the highest-standing surviving Roman structures in Britain.

Hotel: Overnight in Wetheral
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

Birdoswald - Tullie House

We drive along Hadrian’s Wall, pausing at Turret 52a, Banks East and the pre-wall Pike Hill turret. We begin at Milecastle 48, Poltross Burn, and walk 1 mile to Birdoswald Fort, via Turrets 48a and 48b, the bridge at Willowford and Milecastle 49, Harrows Scar. In the afternoon we visit Tullie House Museum – one of the two major Hadrian’s Wall museums – and its new gallery.

Hotel: Overnight in Wetheral
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 4

Housesteads - Chesters

Today, we see the iconic central sector of the Wall. In the morning, we visit the Temple of Mithras at the fort of Carrawburgh, followed by Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum. From here, we walk three miles across the grandiose crags of the Great Whin Sill, passing Milecastle 37 and 39, towards Steel Rigg. Our day ends with a visit to the fort of Chesters.

Hotel: Overnight in Hexham
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 5

Vindolanda - Corbridge

The Stanegate was the Trajanic frontier pre-dating Hadrian’s Wall, and today we visit its key sites. We spend an entire morning at Vindolanda, famous for its unique collection of Roman ink writing tablets. We visit the extensive and ongoing excavations and the superb museum. In the afternoon, we travel to the Roman site of Corbridge with its fascinating museum.

Hotel: Overnight in Hexham
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 6

Newcastle

On our final day, we drive to Wallsend - Segedunum, to visit the most completely excavated Roman fort on the line, the museum, and the reconstructed bath house. We continue in the museum of the eastern flank of the Wall, the Great North Museum in Newcastle before our tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - All local transport
  4. Meals - Water with all meals, tea or coffee with dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels

Travel Information

Joining the Tour

There are a few options for joining the tour and we’ll be happy to help or book your international flights for you*

  1. You can choose to join the group flights departing from London (connecting flights & transfers available).
  2. You can choose to book your flight directly to your final destination. You can either meet the group flight at the airport arrivals hall or the hotel (transfers available).
  3. You can book your flights on your own, all we ask that you forward your flight details to us as soon as possible after booking.

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2020 Tour Details

Sun 20th Sep - Fri 25th Sep

Available

$2,155

without flights

sgl supp: $340

HAH20A

Led By: Tony Wilmott

Guide Lecturer

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