Salve! Welcome to Real Roman Tours
We provide guided historical tours by a ‘Real Roman’ to various Roman sites including Hadrian’s Wall. Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian’s Wall extended west for 73 miles from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne, via Carlisle to the shore of the Solway Firth.
We currently offer one scheduled tour from April to September to Hadrian’s Wall leaving from Edinburgh but next year we plan to add more tours to other sections of Hadrian’s Wall. We also offer a walking tour from The Falkirk Wheel to Roughcastle Fort on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The Antonine Wall was constructed in the AD 140s on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius and extended for 60 km from Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo’ness on the Firth of Forth.
In addition to the scheduled tours we offer a tailor-made tour option which is available all year round. We like to keep the groups small and personal for the day tours and limit numbers to a maximum of six people, however, we can take a group of up to 20 people for the walking tours. All tours will be conducted in English with some Latin terminology thrown in.
Our scheduled tours are now finished for the season, please check back next April for further dates. Or alternatively contact us to arrange a personal tour any time of year.
Tickets for The Hadrian’s Wall Tour are £50 (+ external 10% booking fee) for adults – 16 years plus. We also offer a discounted ticket of £47 (+ external 10% booking fee) for children 10-15 years, students (with valid student ID) and for those 60 years plus. We welcome children 10 years and older, accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for The Falkirk Wheel to Roughcastle Walking Tour are £8 (+ external 10% booking fee) for adults – 16 years plus, £4 (+ external 10% booking fee) for children 5 – 15 years and £20 (+ external 10% booking fee) for a family (2 adults + 2 children). We welcome children 5 years and older, accompanied by an adult.
If you would like to plan your own tour of Roman sites to visit on the Antonine Wall or Hadrian’s Wall then we can draw up a personalised itinerary and take you there. If would like to travel further afield we can offer multiple day tours to York, Bath or Chester or other places with Roman remains and connections.