Ancient Britain

The Bothy
North Bank
Haydon Bridge
NE47 6LX

01434 688 386

Find within approx miles of Ancient Britain


With boundless enthusiasm, the Ancient Britain team are perfect guides for inspirational tours, or revitalizing bushcraft adventures!
Kevin and Sara sum up what it is to be Northumbrian.  They are passionate, friendly, and fun with specialist knowledge of history, cultural development, nature and the environment.  
Great guides for inquisitive guests who enjoy exploring the local landscape!  Also perfect for the more active guest seeking a mini adventure through bushcraft activities.  Either way, a day with them certainly adds a spark of fulfilment to your overall experience in Northumberland.
Explore the stone monuments left to us by our ancient ancestors.  Discover the Celtic cultures that occupied these lands before the Romans arrived.  Unearth the secrets of Hadrian's Wall.  See the heritage left to us by the Saxons and Normans.  Learn what it meant to be a 'borderer' in medieval Northumberland.  
Ultimately, uncover how the legacy of all these cultures still shapes the world we live in today.
Ancient Britain focus on the historical and cultural development of Northern England by providing guided tours, and walking tours.  
They are specialists in primitive living skills and take bushcraft to a whole new level by examining the origins of survival skills, with primary interests in the early cultures of Britain.
They also offer educational sessions for schools, museums and events.

Ticketing and entry prices for Ancient Britain

Type Entry for Guide price
(2 hour tour)
per ticket
(4 hour tour)
per ticket
(7 hour tour)
per ticket

4 hour tour - includes entry into one museum

7 hour tour - includes entry into two museums

Dates & times for Ancient Britain, Haydon Bridge

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Open all year.

We offer activities 7 days a week, please telephone or email to check availability

Child / family friendly at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Family friendly
Car parking available at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Car parking available
Online booking at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Book online
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Dogs / pets allowed at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Pet friendly
Open all year at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Open all year
Reduced rates for children at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Reduced rates for children
Guided Tours at Ancient Britain Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Guided Tours
Certificate of Excellence

Fascinating and really enjoyable day

Sophie R,
Kevin picked us up from Hexham and took us a really scenic route to explore three of Cumbria's stone circles. He is very personable, knowledgeable and engaging. Would highly recommend one of his tours.

Ancient Britain replied: Dear Sophie, Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to show you the Stone Circles of Cumbria and I will be happy to provide any of our other tours when you have time. Best wishes, Kevin

A fantastic day with Kevin!

Kevin picked us up at the train station, took us to our B &B and then spent the rest of the day helping us explore Hadrian’s Wall. He is knowlegeable, engaging, informative and has a great sense of humor. He has traveled the world and come back home to share his special part of the earth with folks like us. We had a marvelous day with him!

Ancient Britain replied: Thank you for a great review. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you. Best wishes, Kevin

Excellent tours of Hadrian’s Wall and castles of the coast

Our tours with Kevin were exceptional! He was a fount of knowledge both about the tour topics and whatever questions we threw at him. I recommend him and his company as a tour guide to anyone who wants to explore Northumbria and learn about it’s history and beauty. Our time with him was easy, fun, and informative. Thanks so much, Kevin!

Ancient Britain replied: You are very welcome and thank you for your kind review. should you return to Northumberland I will be delighted to show you more... Best wishes, Kevin

Great tour for whole family

Laura P,
We had a great morning with Kevin (sorry, can't remember his Celtic tribal name!) On the wall at Cawfields. Our two sons (6&8) had a great time exploring the wall with their maps and (carefully) holding the swords. Kevin was a hugely knowledgeable guide and I found the whole tour fascinating. I'd totally recommend this for families with kids of all ages and adults too. And he knows lots about nettles too!

Ancient Britain replied: Thank you for a very nice review. I m very pleased to her that the enjoyed the map reading and holding the swords. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Kevin

Bushcraft Experience

Peter F,
We spent the morning doing some bushcraft with Kevin as part of a weekend with friends. I would highly recommend it. It was a thoroughly interesting, informative and absorbing few hours. Thanks Kevin.

Ancient Britain replied: Thank you Peter. I am delighted that you enjoyed yourself. Best wishes, Kevin

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