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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

By: Rabbie's
  • 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
Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
From $53.82
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.
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Reviews (169)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic full day tour

Our tour guide Ally was fantastic. Kept us entertained the entire tour. Very knowledgeable about everything we saw. Much easier than trying to drive to all the places we saw and would never have seen the little know places and facts we were shown. We've...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Una conferma come sempre

Also this time (Vallo di Adriano, Britannia romana e confini scozzesi) another confirmation ... thanks, you are always and only an excellence, when I'm vacationing in U.K. I can not help but take a tour with you. I repeat: do tours even outside the U.K....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OgnimF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour

As part of our family vacation to the U.K we spent a few days in Edinburgh before heading down to London. While we were in Edinburgh we decided to go on the Scottish Borders tour. My entire family really liked the tour and some of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bostonben10
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Benjamin, This tour is perfect for those who are interested in Roman History and our guides are there to share lots of information and facts about this - and much more! We're pleased that the trip offered something for everyone and was a hit...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Okay but

The actual wall is rather unspectacular. The main pleasure is the feeling of history and having a pleasant walk in beautiful ,country side. There is a bus that potters along and you can jump on and off at the main sites. There are lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tomfrombrunswick
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July 22, 2018|
Response from swiftrone |
Any half day tours
July 21, 2018|
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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
June 22, 2018|
Response from Brenda78620 | Reviewed this property |
Sycamore Gap does not sound familiar. What is it near?