Admission to Vindolanda Roman Army Museum is included in tour price.
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 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.
*If the Vindolanda is closed, you will visit Housesteads Roman Fort as an alternative.
**Please also note that Vindolanda is closed yearly during the month of January and part of February. Instead, we take you to Housesteads Roman Fort during this period.
The Borders The gentle valleys and rolling hills are a pleasure to explore.
Jedburgh Did you know that Mary Queen of Scots famously visited this beautiful market town?
Steel Rigg The walk and views along this UNESCO World Heritage Site are unforgettable, trust us.
Hadrian’s Wall The wildest and most northerly frontier of the ancient Roman Empire.
Vindolanda Archaeological digs of this Roman auxiliary fort have uncovered some incredible artefacts. Explore the site and the museum.
19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum - Admission to Vindolanda Roman Army Museum is included in tour price. If the Vindolanda is closed, you will visit Housesteads Roman Fort as an alternative.