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Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh


    Tour Operator: Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd     11 hours     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Edinburgh

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 through the magnificent forests of Northumberland National Park before turning west 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. 





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Minimum age: 5 years
Difficulty: Easy



What is included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by luxury Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience.



  Attention

Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour


We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.


Our Safety Procedures


You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches


You’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point


There’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive


Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules


Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches


When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19


Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.


Visitor Attractions


Things have changed a little. 


Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places now require you to book ahead. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment. If you’re interested in visiting the attractions on your tour, you will find details on how to book them in advance on your ticket once you have purchased this tour.




  Meeting Point Information

MEETING: Waterloo Place 6, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland, GB

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