The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The Hadrian’s Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the Wall of which we travel along viewing its remains of turrets, mile castles and forts. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on the ‘Wall’. A highlight of the tour is Vindolanda, a Roman settlement; one of Europe’s largest excavation sites and is still being worked on today. 

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

Begin your tour of Roman Britain at your chosen departure point.

Stop At: Lanercost Priory Burtholme, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ England

Explore the beautiful ruins of Lanercost Priory.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Roman Army Museum Carvoran Greenhead, Hexham CA8 7JB England

Learn about the Roman occupation of Britain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle CA4 8LN England

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 Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG England

Visit the active archaeological dig site of Vindolanda, if you're lucky the archaeologists may find something exciting while you visit!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

End your day of exploring Roman Britain where we picked you up.

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Army Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Vindolanda

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Lanercost Priory
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


06 Apr, 2022

Geoff the driver gave an interesting comentary and clear instructions on how long we had at each stop, making sure we had enough time left for the final stop at Vindolanda. As the description says, this is still being excavated and is brimming with Roman history. Make sure that you have enough time left to enjoy the museum too. We then had the added pleasure of coming home over Shap with the sun shining brilliantly on the snow'topped mountains. An extra bonus was driving past five of the lakes.


25 Sep, 2021

Driver Duncan Brown. Friday Sept 24th 2021. As regular day trip tourists my wife and I had a wonderful 9 hour experience with Duncan. He was a very careful and considerate driver with regular comfort stops. His on board commentary was clear and applicable to our trip.A highly recommended day tour!


12 Sep, 2021

The one star is because we actually liked the Driver Tess BUT we think she has never done this tour before. She was adamant that the parish church in Ambleside is St Katherines (it’s not). She got lost numerous times (including going via Gretna Green) leaving us with less time at the places of interest than we should have had. Worst moment of the day was when she drove the minibus on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic when turning right because she “thought it was a dual carriageway” The driver was a lovely affable lady though leaving me to think mountain goat had dropped her into this route without proper training. She was very stressed and I did not want to make a chaotic day worse by taking my own frustration out on her. I won’t be travelling with mountain goat again needless to say.

Steve C

30 Dec, 2019

We toured from Windermere with our tour guide Derek and he did a fantastic job. He was so engaging and made a point of explaining everything that was available to see. Many spots of wall still visible. The archaeological site was fascinating. It was a fairly long drive but enough spots for Derek to point out along the way that it worked well.


27 Jul, 2019

The day trip to several sites along and about Hadrian's Wall was an excellent way to see quite a lot in a relatively short amount of time. The driver and guide Derek was interesting and informative and kept the group moving along on schedule while remaining utterly patient and without seeming to rush us. In addition to the information he provided about the Romans and Hadrian's Wall, I particularly appreciated the additional commentary about the flora, agriculture, and economy in the area.

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