Hadrian's Wall Personal Tours

Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Our personal guided tour includes visits to the Roman Army Museum, Cawfields Roman Wall and Vindolanda Museum and Fort, accompanied by your very own Real Roman tour guide in full Roman uniform. We provide one day personal tours to Hadrian’s Wall leaving/returning to Edinburgh any time of the year. For a personal tour we can take from one to six people in a private group. Read More.

Antonine Wall Tours

The Antonine Wall was constructed in the AD 140s on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius and extended from the River Clyde to the Firth of Forth. Roughcastle is the best preserved fort along The Antonine Wall. The Falkirk Wheel to Roughcastle Tour will begin at The Falkirk Wheel with a quick briefing and then proceed to Roughcastle Roman Fort. The tour will last approximately 2 hours which includes the march up and down to the fort with a 1 hour talk by your very own ‘Real Roman’. Read More.

Your Tour Guide

Quintus Valerius Maximus, also known as Douglas Eckhart, has a keen interest in Roman history. He holds an MA in Ancient History from The University of Edinburgh. Douglas is also an active member of the living history group The Antonine Guard where he performs the role of both a Legionary in the Roman Army and a Priest.

School Visits

At Real Roman Tours we are very keen to promote Roman history and part of this process is through education and working with other interested organisations. We have been establishing links with schools throughout Scotland and Real Roman Tours can provide Quintus Valerius Maximus for school visits. We can visit either Primary or Secondary schools and can tailor our talks/demonstrations to the age group. Read More.

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