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Vindolanda

Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01434 344277
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Live 'dig' -watching artefacts lifted in live time - fab! The whole experience was magical as well as educational. A real 'must do.'

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Thanks, Valentineking, we were going tomorrow with our well-behaved dog, but having read your review we will go somewhere else instead.

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York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I've written two reviews of this site and they've both been deleted without warning, reason or discussion so I'll try again. Nero would have been proud of their technique for handling criticisms. We arrived after a long drive to be told we couldn't bring a dog on site but could instead leave it outside during our visit (on a very... More

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Inverness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We walked past on our first day en route to Hadrian's Wall and thought it must be worth a half day visit.....wrong, we arrived at 10 and didn't leave until half three. A fascinating site with a marvellous Museum, the high spot though is the fort and village itself, what an insight into this period of history brought even more... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

No visit to Hadrian's Wall would be complete without a visit to this outstanding site, one of the most important archaeological sites in the entire Roman empire. Vindolanda was one of the support forts lying a little south of the Wall itself. Today it is an active archaeological dig site, with work progressing all the time. The excavators are always... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A must see if you are in this part of the country and interested in history. Ongoing excavations visible ! Historians on site to give friendly detailed background information.Scale of settlement staggering. The on site Museum and cafe set in very picturesque gardens by the stream . museum display of finds amazing , highlight of course the famous ink tablets... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved this little fort on Hadrians Wall very interesting and liked how you could stroll round at your own pace. The museum was very informative

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a truly amazing place. When we got there a Dig was taking place and as we watched objects were unearthed and the experts took time to show us and describe what they were doing. A Real Life "Time Team" experience!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were walking some of Hadrian's wall and wanted to see at least 1 fort –SO glad we chose Vindolanda. Its quite a big site, with low wall remains so you can clearly see the fort with it's barracks, grannaries, and buildings that you can walk amongst. There are also lots of the remains of the village that grew up... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Allow at least three hours. It is a reasonable walk to Sycamore Gap. The museum was excellent. The outside was best when the archeological dig is active.

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