Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
You travel on old Roman Dere Street, which linked the supply ports of the south of England up to modern day Scotland.
Your first stop on this tour is the border town of Jedburgh, a historic burgh dominated by a magnificent 12th century Augustinian Abbey.
On arrival in Jedburgh, you may have time to take a short walk through the narrow streets and visit this impressive ruin.
Continuing south we make a stop at the scenic Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the border between the two countries for the past 700 years.
The tour continues through the magnificent forests of Northumberland National Park before turning west towards Hadrian’s Wall.
We follow the road that takes us along the south side of the wall, stopping at Steel Rigg. You have time to walk beside the wall and experience the isolation that Roman foot soldiers would have experienced as they guarded their empire from the ‘barbarians’ to the north.
You continue your journey along the wall where your guide will recommend the best of the sites to visit.
You have time to explore sections of the wall or the remains of the Roman settlements before you turn north and travel back to Edinburgh through the Galloway hills.
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What is included
- Transport by luxury Mercedes mini-coach
- Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
- Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches
You’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point
There’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive
Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules
Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches
When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19
Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.
Things have changed a little.
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places now require you to book ahead. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment. If you’re interested in visiting the attractions on your tour, you will find details on how to book them in advance on your ticket once you have purchased this tour.
*Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Jedburgh Abbey is closed until further notice.
For your optional Jedburgh Abbey tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
Meeting Point Information
MEETING: Waterloo Place 6, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland, GB