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“The best in the area”
Review of Vindolanda

Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“The best in the area”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We recently visited all the Wall sites in the area and this is the best of the lot. Plenty to see and do, and good facilities.

The cafe is a fair walk but worth it for the other things you'll see on the way.

Highly recommended.

If you're a member of English Heritage, let them know, you'll get 10% discount.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Paul T
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Blown away!”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We visited Vindolanda on a seriously cold, wet and miserable day. Because of the weather we didn't spend as long outside looking at the ruins as we would have taken if the sun came out, but even that was excellent, but the museum was something else. It really is difficult to explain how good the Vindolanda is. I think it's the range of finds that's amazing, not just the 'high status' things we're used to seeing in museums, but the everyday items we still use today - almost all of them fantastically preserved. Will be going again (when it's a bit warmer)

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Edgedid
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Australian Insecurity!!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Well first off I must say in terms of the site, it's truly wonderful. Fabulous museum with great artefacts and the Vicus itself is well explained around the site.

I see the only true negative response to Vindolanda on tripadvisor has been written by a rather typically spiteful Australian. I'm an Australian too sadly and I know how insufferable and venomous my countrymen can be, and it comes to no surprise that this reviewer claims they hate Roman history yet visited all the roman forts on the wall?

If you hate that period, why bother then? It's not like Australia has anything even vaguely close to this!!!

Please ignore this review as he is clearly in a minority and he is a typical example of Australian arrogance and insecurity and most obviously ,jealousy in not having archaeological treats like this!

Visited September 2013
7 Thank Sam M
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Such a Fabulous Find”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We almost did not get to Vindolanda and had enjoyed the other museums - but seeing the shoes and the Roman tablets, was a chance to walk in the past. It brought the Roman history of the area alive. I will be excited to see just what more interpretation might occur over the next few years. If you are fascinated by Roman history, do not miss this Museum.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Jo B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Allow plenty of time”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Felt a bit let down that our ticket didn't cover us for visit later to the Roman Army Museum as we were told it would, otherwise our visit was excellent and the site is very well signboarded so you know exactly where you are and what the area was used for etc. Fascinating insight into Roman Britain - the museum on the site is a must.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank N.Yorks
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