Your tour begins with a morning pickup from Edinburgh's city center. Meet your guide and settle into the minivan for the journey south.
Begin following in the ancient Romans' footsteps with a drive along Dere Street, which once linked ports in southern England to central Scotland Roman settlements. Stop in the town of Jedburgh to visit the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey before continuing to Carter Bar to take photos of the Anglo-Scottish border. Now that you have crossed over into England (don't worry, there's no border control), enjoy a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park.
The next stop is Steel Rigg, one of the richest Roman archaeological sites in Britain. Enjoy some free time to explore and to see Hadrian's Wall, the 73-mile-long (117.5 km) cobbled fortification built to separate Scotland from the Roman Empire. Next it's the medieval city of Lanercost, to hear more about the Anglo-Scottish wars, and to take a lunch break (own expense).
After a visit to Birdoswald to see one of the best-preserved Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall, it's back to Edinburgh where you tour concludes back in Edinburgh's center.
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort
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