Roman and Anglo-Saxon Tyneside Tour - Iles Tours

Roman and Anglo-Saxon Tyneside Tour - Iles Tours

Iles Tours

Available to 28 December 2024

Book now from £169.25

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Discover epic stories from Britain's extraordinary past!

South Shields and Jarrow contain fantastic history from before the Romans and, today, are vibrant towns in the North East of England.

On this tour, you’ll hear the story of the Roman Fort of Arbeia – the supply base for Hadrian’s wall – and the Anglo-Saxon story of the North East though Jarrow Hall. At Arbeia, you’ll discover the stories of soldiers and civilians alike – with dedications to Middle-Eastern traders, slaves and native Britons, all living together at this frontier.

At Jarrow Hall, you’ll explore the story of the Germanic Anglo-Saxons through the museum dedicated to the Venerable Bede. Bede is arguably the greatest scholar of the Dark Ages, not only a monk, but also a teacher, scientist and historian in a time most believe to be violent, uneducated and unrecorded.

Both sites have fantastic reconstructions of buildings from their periods, including a Roman gatehouse, barracks block and commanding officers’ house. At Jarrow hall the buildings are based upon archaeology from Yeavering, the historic capital of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. 

Head on the Roman and Anglo-Saxon Tyneside Tour today, or take a look at the other Iles Tours today:

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How to find us

The tour will start and end from Newcastle’s Central Station which can be found on Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

People also ask: 

Where are the start and end points for the tour?

  • The tour will start and end from Newcastle’s Central Station which can be found on Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

What are the age limits for this tour?

  • This tour is suitable for ages 6+.

How long are the tours?

  • Each tour is four hours long. 

Does the tour include entry to any of the sites? 

  • The tour includes transport to collect you from a pre-arranged location (approximately 9am) and return you after the tour, also included is entry to Arbeia and Jarrow Hall.

What should I wear?

  • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!) and shoes you’re comfortable walking in.

Am I allowed to take photographs on the tour? 

  • Yes, you should bring a camera or a phone to capture images of the sights on the tour.

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