Hadrian's Wall: Guided Walks

Peter Carney's tour and walk guides around Hadrian's Wall

September 27, 2020, 9:12 pm
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Private Tours of the Wall by Car as recommended by Rick Steves.

I can pick you up from your hotel or B&B, take you on a tour of the best sites along the Wall and bring you back. All the while providing a commentary that will increase your understanding of Roman Britain.

I will add depth to sites such as the Roman Army museum with it’s wonderful 3D video : the ruins of Vindolanda, which has a world famous collection of Roman artifacts and where archaeology is ongoing all Summer and at least 2 places on the Wall itself. Taken as a whole, the day will bring the Roman Frontier and its context in the Empire back to life.

I can also take you to places most people don’t see and/or the forts of Chesters or Housesteads as optional extras should time permit.

There is a great cafe at Vindolanda for lunch and a nearby hotel – the Twice Brewed, which is more of a restaurant. The tour also includes the magnificent scenery that the Romans built the Wall through as well as the sheep and other livestock that populate it today. See the lambs in Spring, their cuteness is off the scale.

The extra charges for driving do not apply if you are already in the Hexham or Haltwhistle area.

Price £200 per day, £150 half day. (Per Group)

Additional £100 if starting at Carlisle or Durham City.

Additional £75 from Newcastle.

£25 deposit to secure your day

( appox. 7/8 hours )

Your guide:
Peter Carney, happily married with 3 children, I’ve been living and working in this area most of my life and having been a teacher have spent a great deal of it inspiring and enthusing people about History. I have conducted many tours along various parts of the Wall and not only am I fascinated by what’s happened here but I love the countryside it happened in and I know this land and its history really well.

There is enough history up here to last 3 days. I know people have different interests and approach Roman History from different angles so my tours are flexible. This is your holiday and I will liaise with you about the kind of day you want and where you want to go.

Looking North toward Scotland

Looking toward Crag Lough

Looking toward Crag Lough