Churches of Hadrian’s Wall Tour

Celebrating 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall

Tour Details

We will be visiting incredibly special places in the history of the early Christian church in the north of England. Starting at the medieval Church of St Martin at Old Brampton, located inside the remains of an early Roman Fort, and then moving on to Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, we will see how early Christianity grew and made use of former Roman sites. We will then travel to Bewcastle to see its stunning Anglo Saxon Cross and the 13th century St Cuthbert’s Church, also located inside the remains of a Roman Outpost Fort for Hadrian’s Wall. Our last stop will be Lanercost, an Augustinian Priory in the beautiful Irthing Valley, where we will explore the 13th century Priory and learn more about its turbulent history – from the Scottish Wars through to its destruction by Henry Vlll.

Tour Leader

Bruce Bennison


13 August 2022Saturday9am
30 August 2022Tuesday9am


9am – 5pm

The tour lasts 8 hours

Departing from Tullie House Museum


Adult: £45

Entry fees to Birdoswald and Lanercost are still applicable unless you are an English Heritage Member when entry is free.


Booking essential at Carlisle Tourist Information 01228 598596

Please pay for entry to Birdoswald and Lanercost on the day or produce your English Heritage membership card.

Other Information

Wear warm, showerproof clothing and sensible walking shoes.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Complimentary hot drinks at Bewcastle.