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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

By: Rabbie's
  • Travel easily between sites
  • Getting a deeper understanding of context from your guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Edinbugh
Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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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1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful tour!

This was my second trip to Scotland, and the one thing I remembered best was to tour with Rabbie's! I love the small group tours, well worth the money. This trip I took my grandsons, and while we spent time doing Harry Potter things, I...More

Thank Geri S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour with Billy!

As you can surmise Billy was our tour guide with Rabbies tours and he was great! Lots of great commentary and this made the 11 hour day go quickly. Of course we visited Hadrians wall and in addition we dropped into Jedburgh Abbey as well...More

Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 6 days ago
Well worth the time and money

My wife and I just returned from Scotland, where one of our activities was the Rabbie's tour to Hadrian's Wall. We weren't sure what to expect, as our only knowledge of Rabbie's came from web reading, but we gave it a chance as we were...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Covers a lot, well worth the cost

WE took this tour, and had a good driver. This tour covers a lot of great places, wish we had more time to visit some of them, but the tour was 11 hours as it was.

1  Thank wooddog66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hadrian’s Wall

This was an incredibly beautiful tour that took us south of Edinburgh! Richard our guide was very knowledgeable and fun! The wall is an incredible feet of engineering! We explored the Vindolanda fort and were able to watch Archaeologists work on there current dig site....More

Thank Deb S
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Brenda78620 | Reviewed this property |
To go to the Housesteads, it seemed to be about 20 pounds but I may be off. If you go on this tour from Edinburgh you will be visiting Housesteads. Look for that site via google and see what the current admission cost is.
23 June 2018|
Response from Brenda78620 | Reviewed this property |
Sycamore Gap does not sound familiar. What is it near?