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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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Our 6 year old loved running around and exploring this vast area. My other half also enjoyed chatting to the volunteers doing excavation work and learned a lot. Unfortunately we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Our 6 year old loved running around and exploring this vast area. My other half also enjoyed chatting to the volunteers doing excavation work and learned a lot. Unfortunately we went in what turned out to be the back entrance and didn't make it to the main entrance (where I believe there is a very good museum and coffee shop)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting place for a visit, the museum was especially good with very good informative exhibits good value especially if you visit the rom museum on one ticket

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were realy looking forward to this visit. Walking round the site was very informative but we could not help feeling we missed something. Turns out after we left there is a museum. Now is it our fault for missing it or the site's fault for very poor signage. So to others I say make sure you find the museum... More 

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Fareham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an unique place for Roman history with its collection of 2000 leather shoes. The nature of the soil has led to the preservation of these artefacts. The museum is constantly evolving due to the ongoing excavation work undertaken by the management of the site. There is much to see in the existing layout that has been unearthed. However,... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have always loved this place and it just gets better and better. For anyone interested in Roman Britain, this place is a must!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the place, I am a Friend of Vindolanda so can go when ever I want. We love taking people to experience the Northumberland history of the Romans etc.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This must be one of the best reclaimed roman settlement sites in britain...really freindly staff and volunteers excurvators...always resdy to answer questions you may have....very large museam with really brill relics which have been dug ip on the site...you can really imagin how the romans lived here...this is an excellant site, but not cheap...well worth a visit though. Also this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Vindolanda is a great place to visit with so much to see and the combined ticket with the Roman Army Museum is good value. The site is well marked and it was interesting to see people excavating whilst we were there. We had a coffee and scone in the cafe which was priced reasonably and the cafe was clean. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Firstly member of staff on entrance whilst buying tickets, unhelpful and offhand. Not really sure why they are 'award winning', there's no accounting for standards I expect. Whilst interesting after a fashion there needs to be more information on the historical development over the past 2,000 years or so. Biggest gripe however is with the cafe. Ordered a ham and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic site. Active excavation is revealing more and more of the village and the fort, both of which are clearly labelled. It's quite fun for children too. The museum is way down by the river and the reconstructed towers give good views of the site which, being neither NT nor EH costs a reasonable £5 to visit... More 

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