The Romans in the North

7 days

From £2,495

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.


See the Cramond Lioness at the National Museum of Scotland

Britain was Rome’s most northerly province. Several attempts were launched to try to subdue the whole island, but the Romans had to settle for the rich south, leaving the bleak highlands under the watchful eyes of the Roman army. The campaigns of generals like Julius Agricola always ended with the Roman withdrawing to the rough line of Hadrian’s Wall. This tour takes us through northern Britain and follows in the footsteps of Septimius Severus, the last emperor to make a serious attempt to conquer the north.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the remains of the Antonine Wall, the most northerly frontier wall
  • Visit York, the metropolis of the Roman north and where Septimius Severus set up his court
  • Discover Vindolanda, one of the most important civilian and military sites of the north
  • Tour Edinburgh, the Athens of the north, Scotland’s buzzing capital with the National Museum of Scotland

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
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Dr Simon Elliott

Guide Lecturer

Dr Simon Elliott is a best-selling author and has written books on a wide variety of classical history subjects, ranging from Septimius Severus in Scotland and Roman Legionaries to how the Roman military built an empire.

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  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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