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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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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, Birdoswald Fort, 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.
  • Easily visit the most important ancient Roman sites in Britain
  • Getting a deeper sense of the area’s history from your guide
  • Meet in central Edinburgh and travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Begin your tour when you meet your driver/guide and climb aboard a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for a morning departure from Edinburgh's city center. Follow in the ancient Romans' footsteps with a 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 stop at Vindolanda where you can explore the museum, 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 your tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Departure Time
8:15 AM
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by luxury Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Jedburgh Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Vindolanda
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Only bits of Hadrian's Wall are left - although those bits were a lot bigger and more imposing than I had expected - so this is a great way to easily get to the best parts , with a knowledgeable guide to explain it all. Biggest hint: grab a lunch to-go at Rabbies Cafe where the
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In the course of many years, we have taken tours. Many have been very enjoyable. Some have been happily memorable. None have been better than Rabbie’s Tour of Hadrian’s Wall. The coach was comfortable, the itinerary was brilliant, we travelled with a relatively small and very
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The tour takes you from near Waverly Station out into the border area to take in a bit of history. The ride was comfortable and the guide (driver) John was very informative and personable. We hit all the spot on the tour and it was interesting. It was hard to cram it all in in
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I did have a series of weird mishaps (my own fault) while in England but John was knowledgeable, friendly, and kind and the places were interesting.
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William absolutely made this tour with his enthusiasm, humour and knowledge & we had such a great day out. The coach had big windows to enjoy the stunning views & was clean, tidy & comfortable. Highly recommend.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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