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Explore the Roman fort of Arbeia and hear about the dark ages’ greatest scholars at Jarrow Hall’s Museum. Get an in-depth view of ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon life on this guided tour from Newcastle.

Full Description 

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

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  • Discover the Roman fort of Arbeia, first excavated in the 1870s
  • Hear interesting stories and facts from your tour guide
  • Explore the story of germanic anglo-saxon at the Jarrow hall
  • Visit Arbeia and hear the story of the roman fort



  • Tour guide
  • Entry to Arbeia
  • Entry to Jarrow Hall

Meeting Point


Please meet the customers outside the front of the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle. If alternate collection point is required please contact Iles Tours prior to the tour.

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Not suitable for

  • People with low level of fitness

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