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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

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    Leave Windermere Tourist Information Centre at 9:15am, and travel into the Lake District National Park, an area known for its mountainous fells, forests and lakes. Gaze out of the window to take in the scenery, then pass north to Penrith and beyond, into the Debatable Lands north of Carlisle.
    Stop at Lanercost Priory to see a church built within the ruins and some stained glass windows, designed by pre-Raphaelite Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Then, head to Hadrian’s Wall where you’ll spend the longest portion of your tour, walking past the towers and “milecastles” that dot the route.
    After lunch at the Roman Army Museum (own expense), you’ll continue along Hadrian’s Wall to see key points of interest such as the Fell End and Sunny Rigg. Pass the Great Chester fort and have your camera ready for Steel Rigg — one of the wall’s most photo-worthy spots.
    Finally, stop at Vindolanda, an old Roman fort where the ancient Vindolanda writing tablets were found. These important records of Roman life were deemed “Britain’s top treasure,” as the oldest surviving handwritten documents in the country. Take a look inside the Vindolanda museum to see a large collection of artifacts from the extensively excavated site.
    Your day trip ends with a drop-off at the start point in Windermere.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The day trip to several sites along and about Hadrian's Wall was an excellent way to see quite a lot in a relatively short amount of time. The driver and guide Derek was interesting and informative and kept the group moving along on schedule while...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Golgicat
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Golgicat, Thank you for your review of our Roman Britain and Hadrian's Wall tour! We're very happy you enjoyed your day out with us and learned plenty from your driver, Derek. I will pass on your lovely comments, I know he'll be delighted to...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had no car on this trip to the Lake District, so this excursion gave us two for one — a great scenic overview of the Lake District and a taste of Roman Britain. The Mountain Goat driver was very knowledgeable and helped us understand...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank M-1950-R
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello M-1950-R, Thank you for your review, we're very happy you enjoyed your tour with us! It's great to hear that you learned so much and enjoyed your time at both Vindolanda and the museum, we love both places too! Hopefully we'll see you again!...More

    Reviewed August 21, 2018

    Great way to kill a few hours. The wall is there to walk and see. There is a cafe on site with clean toilets. The roman museum was interesting. The ruins and fort itself has a few boards dotting round, quizzes etc to make it...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    4  Thank AnneMarie775
    Reviewed June 26, 2018

    Your tour guide and driver Derek was superbly informative. He was also very patient with me as I am a little infirm. Derek was careful to point out the areas of wall that remain and ensured we all appreciated the superb scenery in general. I...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    6  Thank Roger R
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