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Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01434 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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Amazing ruins

Astounding archaeological discovery well showcased for us to view. I was surprised by the sheer number of visitors and the story of this place is jaw dropping. Really worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Astounding archaeological discovery well showcased for us to view. I was surprised by the sheer number of visitors and the story of this place is jaw dropping. Really worth a visit especially when you club with a trip to Hadrian's wall.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The weather was appalling but that did not detract from the experience on the day. We attended both the Roman Army museum and Vindolanda. Both museums are right up there with the best I have ever visited. The reconstruction of the walls and the aqueduct was brilliant and even our toasted panini at the coffee shop was delicious. The preservation... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We put this on our bucket list after our son had researched it for a history assignment. So glad we did! Parts of Vindolanda are still being excavated and archeologists are only too happy to chat and answer questions. You can go into a ballot and volunteer to take part in a two week dig as well! The nearby museum... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

If you've not heard of the Vindolanda Tablets before you visit, I suggest you do. As these 1st hand written documents from ancient Roman days are almost without equal. The site itself is great, albeit open to the elements and prone to high winds and northern rainy weather. Aside from the site is a wonderful museum containing some of the... More 

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Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I've always wanted to come up see Hadrians Wall and the surrounding area so asked my brother for some recommendations as he'd been up in the area in the summer. The site is big and in very good condition. The bulk of the site has concrete paths so you can get around quite easily. There are plenty of signs explaining... More 

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Wick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A great days outing to be had at this wonderful Historical site. Well preserved, Well presented ,Long may it exist for our future generations.

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Redlands, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a huge excavation site where more is being discovered all the time. Be sure, though, to visit the museum that is totally hidden from view-- head to the back of the complex and down the long trail to the bottom of the hill. The letters written by Romans were particularly interesting. The museum has some very interesting objects,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting and volunteering here, and it was one of the best experience ever. The entire site is an excavated Roman fort with a new museum onsite that displays some of the artifacts found here. The site is open air, and though it is not wheelchair friendly, it is a great visual representation of a Roman... More 

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Buckinghamshire England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The fort was probably more interesting than I thought it would be. Everything was well marked out so you could imagine what it was like 2,000 years ago. It covered a large area as well, going right down to the river, and beyond. We spent a long time in the excellent museum as well. A great day out. Although we... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

And if you are not, you will become so. I think the weather must be factored in to your enjoyment as although there are fascinating indoor areas, it is obviously the work going on outside and the layout that absorbs you. Staff infectious with knowledge.

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