We spent a week walking sections of Hadrian's Wall, pausing at sites to hear them and the history come alive from our guides, both obviously expert and passionate about the history and archaeology of the area. At lunch and in the evening, we were booked into a variety of excellent pubs and restaurants, and the hotel was lovely. Altogether a great holiday.
This tour visited the remains of several Roman forts and museums along Hadrian's Wall in northern England, from the most western to most eastern terminus of the Wall. We also visited castles, a priory and an Abbey and learned their connection to the history of the area. Hiking along the Wall at various locations was exciting (a bit of rain made us feel we truly were in England) and gave us a chance to enjoy the lovely green countryside. A particular highlight of this tour was seeing the ongoing archaeological excavation at Vindolanda and witnessing a 2000 year old Roman shoe pulled minutes earlier from the anaerobic mud that had preserved it all those years.