Exploring Hadrian’s Wall

The frontier of the Roman Empire in the North is a wall. It is a pretty impressive wall at 73 miles long stretching from the Solway Coast to the River Tyne on the NE Coast of England. The wall was built under the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD122. Hadrian was in charge of the Empire from AD117 …

5 Stars again for Solway Tours

Are you visiting Scotland and want to see some of the best historic sites as well as incredible hidden gems or are you researching your genealogy and want help to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?   Ensuring that we provide a high quality service to guests visiting Scotland is something that is very important to Solway Tours and why we entered into the …

10 ways in which Dumfries and Galloway has contributed to the year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

What has Dumfries and Galloway contributed to Innovation, Architecture and Design (IAD) ? 2016 is the Visit Scotland Year of Innovation Architecture and Design. This year Visit Scotland have been celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. At the launch of the first #LoveDandG Hour we asked the question what has D&G contributed to Innovation, Architecture and Design?   We were overwhelmed …

7 Tips for a successful ancestral tour of Scotland!

1. TIMESCALES  Always make sure that you give enough time to plan any ancestral tour of Scotland or indeed across the wider UK. You will be amazed at the beauty of the country and will want to spend time at the places that you will fall in love with so do your research. Plan what are the iconic places to …

5 reasons to visit the WW1 Battlefields with Solway Tours

1. Passionate Historians We have always had a very keen interest in the history of the First World War, having both taught the horrors and impact of the conflict  in a number of Scottish Schools.  We clearly witnessed  the impact that visiting these emotive sites can have on young people and dried the eyes of many as they stood on the battlefields of Picardy …