5 days

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Explore the north-west frontier of Roman Britain

Roman presence in the northwest was by no means concentrated around the area of Hadrian’s Wall and wherever you travel in Cumbria you are not far from evidence of Roman settlement. Primarily a military region at the edge of the empire, the area was a complex of roads and defences and everywhere there is evidence of the trail they blazed during those four centuries when the greater part of Britain became a province of the mighty Roman Empire.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy the remote site and spectacular views over the Eskdale Valley at Hardknott Roman Fort
  • Explore the atmospheric Roman quarry site hidden amongst the trees of beautiful Gelt Woods
  • Admire the remarkable carvings and skilled workmanship of the renowned Bewcastle Cross

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £595

Meet your Experts

Tony Wilmott

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony Wilmott specialises in the Roman and Late Antique periods, with particular interests in the Roman military and frontiers, in Roman religion, and also in the late and post-Roman transition.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
17 June 2024 ACUM240617 17 June 2024 (Monday) 21 June 2024 (Friday) Tony Wilmott £2,490
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