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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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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

this is def the best of the forts and diggings along the remains of Hadrians Wall. The tablets here in the museum are def a must. Just walking around the diggings is walking back in time. This is worthy of the support of all visitors to the UK, it is full of history. Will be going back again the next... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were so lucky , the tour was just starting when we arrived.The gentleman who did the tour had obviously worked there many years .He spoke of the "digs" he had taken part in.He bought the place alive .I am not sure how long he spoke for but I could have listened to him all day.To think that the place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Really really enjoyed this visit.. Having done Rome earlier in the year we've really got into everything Roman.. Still excavating the site amazing collection of shoes and clothing not to mention a gladiator painted glass... The ruins give a give insight to structure and layout of the fort which has been built and rebuilt over many years..loved the strong room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place this. The exhibtion inside gives a view of life lived during these periods of history and as the mother of a 10 year old who loves the Romans, this was indeed a great place and full of information that kept him intereseted. The excavations are a marvel and that you can climb through and over them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Vindolanda is a Roman site which is under constant archaeological exploration. People come from all over the world to see the incredible finds from this site and to take part in the summer digs. The new museum houses some of the rarest roman writing tablets that were excavated from here. The quality of the artefacts on show will give a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You don't know what you don't know! I say that because I didn't do place any justice by only staying for a few hours! Vindolanda for those interested in Roman history and doing the walk really should consider adding a day and spending it here. Easy to get too and very very well organised and set up. Daily excavations make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not normally fussed with Roman ruins but these are amazing. And the signage on the site and in the museum is clear and informative without being too lengthy or boring. Some amazing artifacts found here. Sarnies from cafe were good if you want a bite to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I would recommend going on one of the free tours.Although the various places on the site are well labelled our guide Michael really brought the place to life. the museum with its displays of objects found on the site is really interesting and well thought out.A highlight is the Vindolanda tablets the first examples of handwriting in the UK. Housesteads... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you only have time to visit one place on Hadrian's Wall then go to Vindolanda. The museum is fantastic and exceptionally well presented and the site is really good.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great location and much of interest, but it is a privately owned commercial enterprise, run by people who have no idea of customer service and no prospect of offering value for money.

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this review

I am saddened to read your review and dissapointed in your analysis regarding value for money. With the only ongoing excavation on Hadrians Wall and the largest collection of Artifacts from Roman Britain we believe our admission prices are very reasonable. I would be interested to discover your grievance with our award winning customer service staff further as we are... More

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