Bespoke Tours

At Solwayconnections we research, organise and provide bespoke Solway guided heritage tours. These can be cultural, historic, geographic – of short or longer duration, according to the travellers' specialist interests and needs. We can develop niche tour itineraries on any of the following:

  • Sacred sites of the Solway
  • Wildlife habitats
  • Coastline and seaports
  • Scenic locations for photography and filming (wildlife, landscape, historic sites)
  • Roman remains
  • Ancient wayfaring

Tours can include:

  • Ancient places of worship, medieval and more, including a Cistercian abbey.
  • Fortified churches and buildings of various kinds constructed through the ages by Cumbrians as protection from marauders.
  • Historic sites associated with a notorious Plantagenet king who died on the Solway plains.
  • Traditional ‘Clay Dabbin’ houses.
  • Remains of an 1826 canal between the city of Carlisle and the Solway coast.
  • A once thriving, now neglected Cumbrian seaport.
  • A historic rail bridge across the Solway Firth connecting Scotland with west coast Cumbria and Carlisle.
  • World war II era military defences.
  • Unique wetland habitats home to diverse birdlife, insects and rare reptiles.
  • Traditional cultural practices and arts of the people of the Solway plains
  • Dramatic skies and seascapes.

If you want to arrange a bespoke Secret Solway tour or would like to find out more about our tours, please phone 07494489901 or 01228 915929. You can also email us at or contact us through our enquiry form. Please contact us for further details on our wheelchair friendly tours.

If you are interested in specialist tours of Hadrian’s Wall or the Border Reivers, please see for details.

Recommended local accommodation:

Wallsend Bed and Breakfast, Bowness on Solway.

Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna 

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