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Address: Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 344277
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Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most...

Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is the home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets - and is one Europe's most important Roman archeological sites, with live excavations taking place every year. The recently fully refurbished on site museum provides a breathtaking exploration of the Trust's ongoing discoveries and accounts of Roman life. There are no other places on earth where it is possible to experience Roman Britain, Hadrian's Wall and history coming to life before your very eyes all in one space! Come and explore it for yourself and find out why Vindolanda is treasured worldwide.

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We visited on a weekday...when archaeologists were available to chat

We have been to Vindolanda a couple of times before but on this occasion we called in on a weekday. This meant that we could chat with the archaeologists...which was fascinating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Vindolanda a couple of times before but on this occasion we called in on a weekday. This meant that we could chat with the archaeologists...which was fascinating. Rather than feeling that we were interrupting they went out of their way to come over and ask if we had any questions or wanted further explanations on any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will feel like the history there, great place, interesting for any Roman fan. Ruins are ok, it was nice to see, but what makes the place so magic is the whole area around.

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Thank jimbojackflash
Haydon Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vindolanda gives a real insight into what the Roman frontier was like. As there is a dig every summer, there is always a chance that your visit will coincide with a discovery. The archaeologists will answer questions as well. The museum is good with the various objects well displayed. The interactive displays are now a bit dated but a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3rd or 4th visit in the last few years. Vindolanda is truly incredible, not just the scale of the site itself but also the types of building etc you can see. I especially love the Roman drainage outside the front of the shops etc following the road down the middle, that really is cool to see! The museum is superb!!... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vindolanda was our second fort to visit after previously visiting Chesters and it is equally just as beautiful if not more so when you walk down to the museum and gardens. Once again the ruins are laid out in the typical Roman style of how they constructed all their camps within forts and they have been well excavated. What we... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third time we've visited and there is more to see each time. Never let down with the amount of work that is done to make everyones experience special.

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Thank AntneH
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and a great museum as part of the trip. Good opening times and the staff are excellent.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed 2 hours here before the site closed and could easily have spent double the time. Started by walking through the site to the museum and was surprised how large an area the site covered. Excellent museum but sadly no time to visit the Cafe if we wanted a quick look at the excavations as we walked back to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed with how large this site is. Since, it housed over 1000 people, Roman soldiers and their families, there was much to see and enjoy. It was interesting trying to imagine what life was like here for all those people.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A guide gave a half hour talk which set us up for the background. It made the stones come alive as we learnt of the layout. A very exciting day as there was a small team of archaeologists working and they had just discovered a ladies' shoe in tact. Museum at far side also good to visit.

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