Packed with beautiful landscapes and fascinating history this 2-day tour which crosses the Scottish Border into the north of England, visiting the magnificent Roman Hadrian’s Wall and the captivating Northumberland Coast will leave with you memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights Include

  • Melrose Abbey
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Hexham
  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Castle
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Departing from Glasgow or Edinburgh day one highlights will include;– a meandering journey south through the picturesque hills and rolling valleys of the Scottish borders with photo stops at Melrose Abbey, a magnificent ruin dating back to 1136 and the Romanesque Jedburgh Abbey of the same period; the open moorland of the Cheviot Hills as you cross from Scotland into England and an opportunity to explore the truly awe-inspiring Hadrian’s Wall, a world heritage site and one of the most important monuments built by the Romans. Here you have a choice of either a visit to Housesteads Roman Fort, (the most complete example of a Roman Fort anywhere in Britain) or enjoy a 3-mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall (approximately 2 hours), before a last stop at the impressive Roman Fort at Vindolanda. You will spend the evening in the pretty, bustling market town of Hexham.

Day 2 begins by travelling along the Northumberland Coast, one of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. It is often referred to as The Viking Coast as the location of the first Viking invasion of Britain. Highlights today will include; Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in the country and the fictional home of Hogwarth’s School in the first two Harry Potter films; Bamburgh Castle, home to the kings of ancient Northumbria and frequent location for film and TV dramas; The stunningly beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne, one of the most important centres of early English Christianity and St. Abb’s a picturesque fishing village on the Berwickshire coast. From there you will return to your base in Edinburgh or Glasgow through the charming towns of East Lothian.

Some stops – try using street view to have a closer look