Hadrian’s Wall was the northern limit of expansion of the relentless Roman legions. Stretching almost 120 km, it was a colossal work that began between 122 and 128 CE and was completed within ten years. The wall was built after the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. He was experiencing military difficulties not only in Britain but also in various occupied territories throughout the empire. He thus decided to reinforce the empire’s borders in this wild and barren land. A significant portion of the rampart still exists, particularly the central section. Much of its length can be followed on foot, offering breathtaking sceneries and representing an incredible testimony to the ancient past of these lands. Hadrian’s Wall became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. With this itinerary, we will retrace a small part of the ancient border following the antique walls that defended the Roman territories from the fearsome and unknown tribes of the north.
This itinerary pass by the following suggested museums/sites (tickets below are not included within this tour):
Entrance is highly recommended to enjoy our itinerary to the fullest, but not mandatory!
This itinerary covers sections of unpaved paths/trails, even uphill, so comfortable clothes, hiking shoes and enough water and food are recommended (don’t forget to check the weather!).
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