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Newcastle - Hadrian’s Wall (full day)

Some of the best preserved remains of the Roman occupation of Britain lie in the countryside to the west of the city of Newcastle. Almost 2000 years ago the Emperor Hadrian ordered that a Wall be built across the narrowest part of northern England. Stretching 73 miles the Wall served as a permanent reminder that this was the north west frontier of a vast, powerful Empire. The international importance of Hadrian’s Wall was recognised in 1987 with its designation as a World Heritage site.

Our tour today leaves Newcastle and heads into Northumberland to begin your tour to this fascinating site. Enjoy a stop at Hadrian’s Wall before arriving at Vindolanda; a fascinating Roman fort and settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian's Wall. Recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well preserved artifacts from the Roman world. In the superb site museum, set in charming gardens, you will be able see Roman boots, shoes, armour, jewellery and coins.

Vindolanda Fort also boasts a full size replica of Hadrian’s Wall in both stone and timber, giving visitors a true idea of the impressive might of the monument.

Following your visit to Vindolanda rejoin your coach and drive to the historic and picturesque market town of Hexham with its 13th century Abbey, shops and quaint tearooms. Enjoy some free time to visit this lovely quaint town and enjoy lunch (not included) before the return drive to your awaiting ship.

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Tours in Newcastle

Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Newcastle City Tour
Bamburgh Castle & Holy Island
Hadrian’s Wall
Durham City

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington