Walking Hadrian’s Wall

9 days

From £2,195

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Summary

Discover the archaeological remains at Vindolanda

The Hadrian’s Wall footpath crosses wild and beautiful terrain, its route covering the shortest distance coast to coast across the country following Hadrian’s ambitious frontier. Our walking tour takes in forts, milecastles and turrets, road, vallum and road ditch, inscriptions and of course wall structure. Our lecturers will introduce you to the tactical and strategic consideration of such a complex frontier system and explain what Hadrian’s plan might have been when he ‘built a wall eighty miles long to separate the Romans from the barbarians’.

We start along the shore of the Solway Firth and end at the excavated fort and reconstructed bath-house at Segedunum. Crossing the remote Northumbrian and Cumbrian fells, one can easily imagine the Roman soldiers, far from Syria or Spain, as they patrolled the farthest flung corner of the Empire.

Tour highlights:

  • Walk along the largest unbroken section of Hadrian’s Wall
  • Search deeper into the rich Roman history of this unique area
  • Explore Birdoswald, where we’ll see its fort and museum
  • Walk the route in the company of an expert, who knows its stories inside and out

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Today's Price
£2,195

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £1, was £500.

Single supplement: £425

Meet your Experts

Tony Wilmott

Guide Lecturer

Tony Wilmott specialises in the Roman and Late Antique periods, with particular interests in the Roman military and frontiers, in Roman religion, and also in the late and post-Roman transition.

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Terry Richardson

Tour Manager

Terry Richardson has a university background in ancient history and classical civilisation. He first travelled to Turkey as an undergraduate back in 1977 and has been back countless times since then, and he also lived in southwest Turkey for around 13 years.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • 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
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
7 September 2020 AHAD200907 7 September 2020 (Monday) 15 September 2020 (Tuesday) Tony Wilmott Terry Richardson £2,195
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£1
£500
£425 Call for availability
6 September 2021 AHAD210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 14 September 2021 (Tuesday) Tony Wilmott £2,295
(ex. flights)
£99
£500
£455 £2,225
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