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Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01434 344277
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Description: Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s...
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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The Closest you get to Romans on the Wall

This is a site really where you get a sense of Roman Living on the wall, from the actual excavations [enough material for another 100 years, the reconstructions of turrets, house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a site really where you get a sense of Roman Living on the wall, from the actual excavations [enough material for another 100 years, the reconstructions of turrets, house, shop and temple but above all the museum and the letters.[cafe is pretty good too!]

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The fact that there have been nine separate forts/camps on this site is impressive enough, but the sheer unrelenting scale of the archaeological digs here is just as impressive. There have been amazing finds, not least the hoard of Roman letters and writing tablets, the leather footwear, and the chamfron (leather horse's head protection), with many of these finds on... More 

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Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Though it is a few kilometers off the wall, Vindolanda is a great site sitting astride the old Stanegate. Multiple Roman forts were here over several hundred years. Best of all, the town (vicus) surrounding the fort has been excavated, giving an even greater insight into daily life. There is an open-air museum that has reproductions of buildings from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place not as good as Pompey but you can get the feel of the fort. Well worth a visit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you're researching to compare the sites-- Vindolanda or Housesteads-- here are my two cents: - Yes, Housesteads is larger (more rocks, higher walls, fort feel) BUT after Housesteads was excavated, archaeologists covered it back up with dirt to preserve the site. So when you're walking there, a lot of the details are underneath your feet. What you see are... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The fort is not a good a "Housesteads" but the museum is, also a lot more going on and we had a excellent tour = (ex navy guy) you need good shoes and a coat. - must see on a trip to the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited in summer and active excavations were underway at the site of the old Roman fort. Visitors walk through the ruins first and then proceed down a steep hill to a museum that contains various items found on the site. Those with limited mobility should be aware of the challenging terrain but the site and museum are well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Vindolanda was a Roman Fort pre-dating Hadrian's Wall, it sits 'behind enemy lines' and offers an insight into military life 2000+ years ago. The visitor center and museum is interesting and informative... while little is left of the fort itself, one can still see the outline of the military buildings and walled enclosure. One's imagination is needed but it is... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

For lovers of history and particularly Roman history this site is a bucket list top pick.I think it's up there with Pompei.The site is in a beautiful setting ,the staff are informative and friendly,(we had a long chat with conservators cleaning finds and the archaeologists whilst they were excavating as the site is huge they will digging for years to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Vindolanda gives visitors the opportunity to view, see and touch what life was like for Romans living and defending the Roman frontier for four hundred years. They combine an excellent museum with active, on-going excavations. They also have the famous preserved Vindolanda Tablets that are the actual letters written by Roman soldiers, their wives and family. A must see if... More 

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Address: Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01434 344277
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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