19 Jul — 23 Jul 2021 | Tour Director: Mark Corney
• Enjoy a short UK archaeology tour devoted to one of Britain’s most majestic Roman monuments: Hadrian’s Wall
• Explore the fascinating ancient forts, turrets and castles that line the wall and learn about its history and construction
• Enter the settlement of Vindolanda, where on-going excavations reveal new archaeological insights
is a specialist in Roman history and former presenter on Time Team
Tour assembles 1600 at Newcastle Station and 1700 at the Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, for four nights. Introductory lecture.
Arbeia (Roman fort and museum), Chesters (fort, well-preserved bathhouse, sculptures, inscriptions and museum), Brunton Turret (built by men of the 20th Legion), Carrawburgh (Roman fort and 3rd century Temple of Mithras).
Housesteads (fort with museum, commandant’s house, headquarters, well-preserved latrines), Vindolanda (on-going excavations, museum with writing tablets).
Birdoswald (Roman fort situated on one of the longest stretches of Hadrian’s Wall, with exhibitions) followed by a walk along the wall.
Roman camp at Corbridge including military granaries, museum, Lion of Corbridge (visit subject to confirmation), Hexham Abbey (crypt). Tour disperses 1400 at hotel and 1500 at Newcastle Station.
19 Jul — 23 Jul 2021
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"As always with his tours there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere accompanied by very detailed information."
ACE customer on a previous Hadrian's Wall tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour requires a good overall level of fitness, particularly for the visit to Housesteads. Participants should be comfortable walking outdoors over rugged terrain, and negotiating steps and occasionally steep inclines.
Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £140.