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Hadrians Wall, Roman Britain and The Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh
Tour Theme: Edinburgh Day Tours (Group Tours)
This tour starts from: Edinburgh
Duration: 1 Day - 10 hours 30min
A day spent discovering the highlights of Roman Britain and Hadrian’s Wall. Let us guide you through the heart of the Scottish Borders and 2000 years of history to the wild last frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. This tour is ideal for those who would like to experience the wild remoteness of this ancient Roman outpost and the rolling hills and borderlands of Southern Scotland.
Departing at 08.30 from Edinburgh you travel South on old Roman Dere Street which linked the supply ports on the South of England with the ancient city of York and North past Hadrian’s Wall to the Roman settlements in Central Scotland. Your first stop on this tour will be in the Border town of Jedburgh, a historic Burgh that lies only 12 miles north of the Scotland- England Border.
On arrival in Jedburgh you will have time to take the short walk through the narrow streets which lead to the remains of the Augustinian Abbey that has been a great symbol of power during the Abbey’s 900 year history.
Continuing south we make a brief stop at scenic Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the Border between the two countries for the past 700 years.
The tour continues through the magnificent forests of Northumberland National Park before turning west towards the remains of Hadrian’s Wall. We follow the road that takes us along the south side of the wall, stopping at Steel Rigg where you come face to face with large sections of the walls remains. You will have time to walk beside the wall and experience the isolation that Roman foot soldier’s would have experienced as they guarded their empire from the barbarians to the North. You will have time to explore this fascinating site and explore further sections of the wall before we turn north for our return journey to Edinburgh.
Travelling through the Galloway hills we stop in the Victorian Spa town of Moffat before continuing through the Southern Uplands and Scottish Borders and returning to Edinburgh for approx. 19.00
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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and The Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh
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