Having read the other reviews of this site, I can see where both positive and negative reviews have come from. This was the second time that I have visited this site, and I brought my extended family along on a recent break in Northumbria. Opinions on Vindolanda split the group in half.
My father, who is vey interested in history, loved it, as did my partner; however, my mother, sister and her toddler were bored by the site. There is not much recreation at the site, and there is very little to keep a young child entertained at the site. The entrance fee can be a little steep for people just walking around to keep others happy, and we regretted having paid over £30 to get in for only 3 of us to actually enjoy the site. However, those of us who did like it liked it a lot, and found especially the Vindolanda tablet area within the museum to be very interesting. The Roman Army museum was much more suitable for the casual visitor interested in getting some Roman culture in a fun way, and if you are attending with young children I would recommend the Army Museum 7 miles away as the better bet; otherwise, go to Vindolanda, but don't expect much more than you get at other Roman fort sites.
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