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Spend three days discovering the secrets of Roman Britain and the stunning English Lake District on this small group tour from Edinburgh. Follow the route of the historic Hadrian's Wall before crossing the border into England to spend two nights in the tranquil surroundings of the Lakes.
- Multi-Day Trip
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small group ensures personal service
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Here you will find the mountains and picturesque villages that inspired authors such as Beatrix Potter and offer the perfect setting to relax. With the group size not exceeding 16 people you are assured of a high level of attention from your expert guide as well as the intimate atmosphere only a small group can provide.
You will experience the stunning scenery of the Scottish Borders and visit the statue of Scotland's most famous son, William Wallace. At Hadrian's Wall, built by the Emperor Hadrian in the Second Century AD to keep the Scottish tribes out of the Roman Empire, you have the opportunity to explore some of the Roman remains and walk in the footsteps of the Roman Centurians.
Your base in the English Lake District is the picturesque market town of Keswick, where you will stay in a charming B&B for two nights. From here you will visit beauty spots such as Ullswater, Lake Windermere and the village of Grasmere, described by poet William Wordsworth as 'the loveliest spot that man hath found'. There is also ample free time to relax and explore this beautiful region at your leisure.
Historic Hadrian's Wall
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Departure Point:High Street, Edinburgh City Centre
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm. You also have the option to be dropped off at Penrith train station on the afternoon of Day Three if you want to continue on to London or other destinations south by train.
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3-day trip including Bed & Breakfast/Guest House accommodation for 2 nights
3-day trip including hotel accommodation for 2 nights
- 2 nights accommodation
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 6 year
- Please indicate preference for twin or double room in special requirement box at time of booking
Driving south, the first stop is made in the Scottish Borders, where you can experience stunning views over the River Tweed and visit the statue of William Wallace. After a stop at the ruins of 12th Century Jedburgh Abbey, the tour continues to Hadrian's Wall.
Continuing over the Hartside Pass, the tour reaches the English Lake District and the picturesque market town of Keswick, your base for the next two nights. After checking into your traditional English B&B you have free time to explore this charming town with its traditional shops and Victorian museum.
Departing after breakfast, you will visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones before continuing to beautiful lakeside village of Ullswater. Next stop is the famous Lake Windermere, where you may choose to take a leisurely cruise or enjoy a leisurely lunch while enjoying views of the mountains and lakes. Later explore the quaint villages of Hawkeshead and Grasmere, so admired by poet William Wordsworth, before returning to Keswick in the late afternoon.
You will be collected from your B&B and driven through the Whinlatter Forest Park to reach the Honister mountain pass. Here you can visit the old slate workings where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living. In the afternoon continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water before returning to Keswick where there is free time for afternoon tea and shopping.
After lunch start your return journey by heading north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland the tour makes a stop in Moffat, one of Scotland's oldest Spa towns. From here it is a leisurely drive through the Galloway Hills back to Edinburgh.
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