If you’re curious about the magnificent, ruthless, and creative culture of the Romans that conquered much of the known world then the Half Day Hadrian's Wall tour Tour is for you. Along the way, you’ll learn about the ambitious Roman Emperor, Hadrian, hear where he recruited the soldiers for his wall, and get a taste of how these soldiers lived on this wild frontier. So, if you want an unforgettable experience of the Roman Empire in Britain, book onto the Half Day Hadrian's wall Tour today. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Hadrian’s Wall, the UNESCO world heritage site is the frontier or the Roman Empire. The frontier extended for 80 roman miles and covers many landscapes. On this half-day tour, we will focus on two of the forts at the east end of the wall - Segedunum and Arbeia. Both forts are home to fantastic reconstructions of the Roman way of life -such as the commanding officer's house and Roman Gatehouse in Arbeia through to a section of the wall which can be walked upon at Segedunum. You will be able to step into the Roman world and learn about this fantastic, ruthless but creative culture that conquered much of the known world. We will start the tour at Arbeia Roman Fort and explore the site and museum of this multi-cultural settlement where Mesopotamians and Britians lived, worked and married side by site. Explore the fantastic reconstruction of the commanding officer's house and discover the Mediterranean home away from home these men would have experienced. We will then take a lunch break before heading to the fort of Segedunum - now called Wallsend. Home to the mixed cavalry and infantry unit of Belgians- the second cohort of Nervians these troops were stationed to ensure that the frontier was not crossed by the river as much as by attacking the wall. This tour is great for those who love history, wish to discover more about the Romans while being close to a urban area. The tour can be booked at 9:30 am or 1 pm.
Please Note - while Segedunum is open throughout the year, Arbiea closes for winter. We will instead include the Great North Museum Hancock - which contains many amazing Roman finds- between the 30th of September and 30th of March.