Explore some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the UK during an eight-day walking tour of Hadrian’s Wall, following its route and visiting forts, turrets and milecastles to discover intriguing history and archaeology along the way.

Visit bastle houses, the romantic medieval ruins of Lanercost Priory and Thirlwall Castle, which was built using stones from Hadrian’s Wall itself.

Venturing north and south of the Wall will help to understand its compelling story, with routes through the Alston Valley and to the remote outpost fort at Bewcastle, as well as a visit to the Roman site of Vindolanda, where incredible preservation provides insight into the lives of soldiers and their families at the fort as well as those in the surrounding town. Led by expert guide Paul Beston.

Priced from £2,875 pp (two sharing), including seven nights’ B&B in a four-star hotel (a 14th century fortified castle), five lunches, five dinners, airport transfers, minibus travel, entrance fees and tips, and excursions with expert guides.

For further information and to talk to experts on any of the specialist company’s wide range of escorted tours, cruises and private gulet charters, call Peter Sommer Travels on 01600 888 220 or visit www.petersommer.com.