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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • 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
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Overview
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 (173)
1 - 5 of 56 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Rabbie’s tours are the best

I have been on tens of tours in UK, the Rabbie’s small group tours are the best of the best! Cheap price for small tours. Our guild James was really humorous and informative. He hiked and walked with the tour, made the whole tour laugh...More

2  Thank NightWish369
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We take great pride in delivering engaging, fun and memorable trips, so we're so delighted to hear that your that you rate us so highly, thanks very much! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience at Hadrain's Wall with Dave "Fletch"

Absolutely great tour (except for the rain and wind, but Dave had no control over that). I have previously done Rabbie's tours and again they did not disappoint. Dave was a wealth of information and very entertaining with his stories. There were only three of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevenandtonyas
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks very much for your recommendation. This is a lovely tour which great scenery and history, we're glad that you enjoyed it. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour off the typical tourist track

Our family of four (including two kids under age 10) had a fantastic tour with Dougie to the Scottish borders and Hadrian's Wall from Edinburgh. Dougie was extremely knowledgeable about any topic he was asked about and provided us with fascinating commentary, which was delightful....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Stacie C
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stacie, It sounds like a perfect day, thanks very much for sharing your thoughts! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brilliant!

Guide Dougie, guide-in-training Jim, and Julie were an incredible trio! I was lucky the day I toured, as I was the only guest. The history, the scenery, the knowledge of each one of them made for a perfect day. Even the weather was good -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lynn D
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lynn, You lucky thing having such personal attention from the three guides, we're glad you had such a perfect day! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 11 December 2018
The best tour ever, Vindolanda is very surprising place.

Travelling with Rabbie´s is so easy, educativ and funny! Interesting places, many stops, enough time for lunch, great guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Radka P
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Radka, It's great to hear that there was a good balance of information and fun! We're glad you enjoyed it. Many thanks, Aimee

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GaleN536
23 July 2018|
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Response from swiftrone |
Any half day tours
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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
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WelcomeandWander
23 June 2018|
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Response from Brenda78620 | Reviewed this property |
Sycamore Gap does not sound familiar. What is it near?
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