See one of the last remaining traces of Hadrian’s Wall — actually alongside a dual carriageway — before it disappears under the modern, vibrant city of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Wall is rarely seen again until it reaches Wallsend (Segedunum).
Combine your trip with a visit to one of Newcastle’s many restaurants and bars, where you may find that ‘Roman’ hedonism is alive and well.
If culture is to your taste, there are architectural treasures in the city, including the eponymous, ‘new’ 11th century castle, and the more recent, 19th century Grey’s Monument, at the historic heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town — one of the finest neoclassical city-scapes in Britain. Before leaving, stroll down to the Quayside on the River Tyne, where you will discover that some of the most interesting sights in ‘Newcastle’ are actually over the river in Gateshead.
Enjoy a taxi ride around the city, pausing briefly at Denton Burn to bid farewell to your Roman Wall adventure — for now.
Or, for a birthday or celebration, combine a night out in Newcastle with a trip to the Roman Wall. Go Hadrian’s Wall have a range of vehicles, and can provide flexible travel for any number of people, taxis up to and including groups of 20 or more, in a minibus or minicoach.
Go Hadrian’s Wall — the past and present can be fun.