Welcome to Peter Carney’s Tours

Hadrian’s Wall, one of the greatest feats of construction by one of the greatest empires of the world

Why did Hadrian put a wall half way up the island? Why did the cathedral builders begin a project they knew they would never live to see finished? Why was the border region between England and Scotland a sea of lawless bandits for 300 years? If you’re interested in history, we’ll have lots to talk about.

I’m friendly, engaging, well-travelled and broad minded. I’m also a retired teacher with many years in the classroom and I love bringing history to life. History is all about stories and people love stories, even reluctant teenagers. I’ve lived in this area for over 40 years, I’ve studied it in depth and I would really enjoy guiding you around.

I can pick you up from your hotel, B&B or train station, take you on the tour and bring you back. My tours and group sizes can be customized to your needs.

I won’t just take you to sites, I’ll explain what you’re looking at. I won’t just take you to museums, I’ll interpret the exhibits. I won’t just drive you from place to place, I’ll explain why the scenery is as it is and what it was like 2000 years ago.