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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

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Cumbria, United Kingdom

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Spend a day at Hadrian’s Wall, a site that was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. With a guide, you’ll travel north from Windermere, through the Lake District towards the region known as the Debateable Lands. After a stop at Lanercost Priory, you’ll spend most of your day at Hadrian’s Wall, discovering the ruins and beauty spots that abound. A stop at the Roman Army Museum and a visit to the Vindolanda fort is also included.
  • Day trip to Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Travel through the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District
  • Visit Lanercost Priory to see acclaimed stained glass windows
  • Check off the key sights along the wall such as Steel Rigg
  • Learn about the ancient writing tablets found at Vindolanda
  • Relax with round-trip transport from Windermere
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Transport in a small mini-coach
On-board commentary in English
Food & drink
Additional Entrance fees
Drivers gratuity (Optional)

Departure Point

1: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
2: Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK
3: Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave Windermere Tourist Information Centre at 9:15am, and travel into the Lake District National Park, an area known for its mountainous fells, forests and lakes. Gaze out of the window to take in the scenery, then pass north to Penrith and beyond, into the Debatable Lands north of Carlisle.

Stop at Lanercost Priory to see a church built within the ruins and some stained glass windows, designed by pre-Raphaelite Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Then, head to Hadrian’s Wall where you’ll spend the longest portion of your tour, walking past the towers and “milecastles” that dot the route.

After lunch at the Roman Army Museum (own expense), you’ll continue along Hadrian’s Wall to see key points of interest such as the Fell End and Sunny Rigg. Pass the Great Chester fort and have your camera ready for Steel Rigg — one of the wall’s most photo-worthy spots.

Finally, stop at Vindolanda, an old Roman fort where the ancient Vindolanda writing tablets were found. These important records of Roman life were deemed “Britain’s top treasure,” as the oldest surviving handwritten documents in the country. Take a look inside the Vindolanda museum to see a large collection of artifacts from the extensively excavated site.

Your day trip ends with a drop-off at the start point in Windermere.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
Begin your tour of Roman Britain at your chosen departure point.
Stop At:  
Lanercost Priory
Explore the beautiful ruins of Lanercost Priory.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Roman Army Museum
Learn about the Roman occupation of Britain.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Hadrian's Wall
Follow the wall as you delve into the history of this incredible place. Learn about the way the Romans lived and how their legacy is still in place today.
Stop At:  
Vindolanda
Visit the active archaeological dig site of Vindolanda, if you're lucky the archaeologists may find something exciting while you visit!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
End your day of exploring Roman Britain where we picked you up.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be 5 years or older
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Mountain Goat

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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