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Farthest Frontier: Roman Scotland & the Antonine Wall

22 Jul — 28 Jul 2020 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson,

BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles at Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh, for six nights. Short orientation tour at 1730 followed by evening lecture: Romans in Scotland.

Day

2

Morning: Cramond Roman fort (where the famous Cramond Lion tomb was found, guarding the river route to the wall) followed by excavated fortlet at Kinneil. Afternoon: Roman exhibits at National Museum of Scotland (including Cramond Lioness and Bridgeness distance slab).

Day

3

Callendar House (museum), Watling Lodge, Falkirk Wheel, Rough Castle (well-preserved fort and defensive pits) and Seabegs Wood (ditch, rampart mound and military way).

Day

4

Castle Greg followed by Melrose for museum (Trimontium exhibition) and abbey.

Day

5

Bar Hill fort (stone headquarter, bath-house), Bearsden (well-preserved bath-house), Hillfoot cemetery. Afternoon in Glasgow: Hunterian Museum (distance slabs and further Roman artefacts). Free evening.

Day

6

Well-preserved fort at Ardoch (including defensive ditches), Kaims Castle (small fortlet), Crieff, Gask Ridge (military frontier – subject to confirmation).

Day

7

Tour disperses after breakfast.

Tour Dates

22 Jul — 28 Jul 2020

Days

7

Cost

£1485

Tour Code

ROSC-20

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PRACTICALITIES

This tour will be taken at a relaxed pace however please note that some sites require walking across rough and uneven ground. Participants should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable walking around outdoor sites for between one and two hours.

Cost of £1485 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £395.

 
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