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Vindolanda

Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01434 344277
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Ranked #2 of 13 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The ongoing excavations are fascinating and the reconstructed turrets were well made. The museum is brilliant, with lots of authentic sandals and leather tents, games, even wigs! For the elderly or handicapped, it is possible to drive down to the museum.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We treated my husband to a late Father's Day gift of seeing both the Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum. He was in heaven and I was please with the price for the family joint tickets. It is well worth the time and money. One of the best well done museum and ruins. We loved our day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great sight for seeing and understanding the background for building Hadrian's Wall and the Roman presence in Britain. Also an opportunity for seeing archeology in progress!

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Allow plenty of time for our visit here, because if not careful you will spend all your time in the museum and not get out to the excavations!

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Bolton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Vindolanda having been to the Roman Army museum earlier in the day (you can buy the two-site ticket) and we're glad we did it that way round as the museum gave us a taste of what to expect. Vindolanda itself continues to be a work in progress and we had the chance to speak with the volunteers who... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Outstanding experience A working archaelogical site excavating the several Roman forts built on this site Great and friendly staff; great museum/display area; explore the whole site yourself at your own pace If you've even the remotest interest in Roman history of Britain, Hadrian's Wall etc then a visit is a must if you're within 50 miles

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Arrived with a dog to be turned away. Told we could leave it outside (on one of the hottest days of the year). Went to Housesteads, Birdoswald, Chesters and Corbridge on the same day and were able to take the dog into all of them. Vindolanda lost out on our groups admission and EH sites got our business, food and... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great museum & exquisitely restored ruins, not to be missed! Get your Hadrian's Wall Walk passport stamped at the entrance to the ruins, at the bottom of the hill.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This very large Roman fort was built 40 years before Hadrian's Wall and does not sit near the wall. The Vindolanda site includes a Viscus (i.e.village) and a fort. The village is outside of the fort. The ruins here are not quite as good as up at the Housesteads Fort. There is active archaeological excavations on going here, but not... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in archaeology, especially Roman archaeology, this is the place to visit. The site is still being excavated (apparently there is still 200 years of archaeology to do) and you can volunteer to join the dig. The ruins themselves are eclipsed by the excellent museum containing a startling array of finds and the Vindolanda tablets - roman... More

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