Newcastle City Tours offer you the safest and most convenient way of exploring the wonderful city of Newcastle and the surrounding area. Our tours are designed specifically to ensure that on every stop you visit a place of interest, unique to Newcastle and NORTHUMBRIA.
Our Hadrian's Wall tour leaves Newcastle and heads into Northumberland to begin your visit the only Roman World Heritage Site in the UK, Hadrian's Wall. Nearly 2000 years ago in 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian embarked on a huge undertaking: to mark the northernmost boundary of Roman Britain with what has become known today as Hadrian's Wall. Parts of Hadrian's Wall are still visible today; the line of it stretching from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west, and the fortifications continuing down the west coast to Ravenglass.
Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian's Wall and it makes a perfect destination for our second stop. 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.
Our third stop takes us to one of Rome's most northerly outposts, Housesteads Roman Fort. Housesteads Roman Fort was built around AD 122 when the Roman Empire was at its height. It remains one of Britain's most impressive ruins. Housesteads Roman Fort was one of sixteen permanent bases along Hadrian's Wall. It is one of the best-preserved and still manages to conjure an evocative picture of Roman military life.
If you would like to book one of our Hadrian's Wall tours, or you would like a little more information about any of our alternative tours then please contact us, either by calling on 07780 958679 or by clicking the website link above. Newcastle City Tours are designed to enable you to make the most of your trip to the North East, allowing you to maximise the time you have in the region by providing you with carefully planned tours.
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