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We provide guided historical tours by a 'Real Roman', Quintus Valerius Maximus, to the Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall. The Antonine Wall, which was made of turf, stretched over 37 miles across lowland Scotland from the River Forth in the east to...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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6/2 Christian Crescent, Edinburgh EH15 3AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Douglas guided us around Rough Fort, in Fallkirk, an easy 30 minute train ride from Edinburgh. This is the location of one of the forts along the Antonine Wall, the furthest north the Romans ever got, and they lasted there for only 20 years. It's...More

Thank maryannkoory
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Thank you for our school visit. Our primary 2s and 3s thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The sessions were very interactive and engaging. The children enjoyed learning about how to be a Roman soldier, how to march in formations, what armour and other equipment they have to...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We booked Douglas to come to give two P3 classes a real life experience of what Roman Soldiers were like. The children were in the middle of learning about the Romans as part of their history topic. The children were in awe and engaged throughout...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I booked Douglas to come into do a class experience with 23 P3/2 children who were in the middle of learning about the Romans as part of their history topic. I felt the visit was very well tailored to the age and stage of the...More

1  Thank AJ R
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I booked Douglas Eckhart to give a presentation to secondary pupils from S3 -S5. His knowledgeable introduction began with him busting into the room and taking over the pupils' attention. He is well equipped in both insight and kit to give pupils a good impression...More

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Alexis_Camer0n, Public Relations Manager at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Quintus thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with a great group of pupils. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I booked Douglas to come into do a class experience with 28 P4 children who were in the middle of learning about the Romans as part of their history topic. Douglas caught the children's attention from the moment he walked into the class dressed in...More

Thank mstephen18
Alexis_Camer0n, Manager at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Quintus very much enjoyed working with the children and bringing history to life. We do hope you will consider booking us again.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Douglas was demonstrating the Roman soldiers armour for a short video clip I was working on. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the period and is totally convincing as a soldier. As well as that he is a really pleasant person to work with having...More

Thank Stephen C
Alexis_Camer0n, Manager at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Many thanks for the review Stephen. Quintus enjoyed working with you and we hope you will consider Real Roman Tours again for any further film work.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We booked this tour for 83 primary school children to coincide with a trip on the Falkirk Wheel. Our tour guide Quintus was so flexible to our needs and adapted the tour for the age group. The children loved getting to see the armour, hold...More

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Alexis_Camer0n, Manager at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your Roughcastle school trip. Quintus really enjoyed working with the children and bringing Roman history to life. Hope to work with you again in the future.

Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just had the most amazing private tour of the Roman Army Museum, Hadrian's Wall, and Vindolanda Fort with Quintus and Alexis. Even from the initial email correspondences with Alexis, they were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help us. Their tour typically leaves...More

Thank Melissa D
Alexis_Camer0n, Owner at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thank you so much Melissa for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We really enjoyed showing you and your boyfriend around Hadrian's Wall and your enthusiasm made it a great tour. As you say the tour usually starts in Edinburgh but picking...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutely fantastic experience! If you have any interest in Roman history and you are in Edinburgh, Quintus and Alexis provide the perfect way to see and understand some fascinating sites and artifacts. This area was the farthermost northern extent of the massive...More

Thank ILuke19
Alexis_Camer0n, Owner at Real Roman Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thank you so much for writing us such a great review. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your lovely family of Roman history enthusiasts. Thank you for booking a tour with us and maybe see you again if you return...More

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