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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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Take a guided tour . Ours was led by Steve, who was a fount of knowledge and answered questions with patience and great enthusiasm. Cafe was a welcome break with tasty snacks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Take a guided tour . Ours was led by Steve, who was a fount of knowledge and answered questions with patience and great enthusiasm. Cafe was a welcome break with tasty snacks and pleasant staff. Buy the inclusive dual ticket for Roman soldier Museum and use it another day. An incredible experience.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

So much work done, but obvioulsy so much more to do. Fascinating site, great to see the military and civilian side of that place at the period of time. Was great to see groups of school kids there even on a band holiday weekend. Digging was going on in one area, but one of the guys took time out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We received a very warm welcome from the staff and found Vindolanda to be an absolutely incredible place to visit - after an awe inspiring trek round these fabulous excavations, the Museum with its treasures and research was simply stunning.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Before I start, I want to make it clear I have never written a bad tripadvisor review before. I had very much looked forward to our visit to this site and I have no doubt it would have been a fascinating visit. I had my wife's family over from the US, my retired parents, our two dogs and 10-month-old son... More 

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VindolandaTrust, Operations Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not take the opportunity to visit our museum and use the facilities while you were in the area, however as I explained by email the Vindolanda Trust requires our activities to be allied to our aims and objectives and therefore admission to the Shop & Café is for museum visitors only. I take on... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Well this was a bit of a surprise and we certainly didn't give ourselves enough time to explore it all properly. I made the assumption that a lot of imagination would be required and it would be over pretty quickly. However they've done a great job of showing you what it would have looked like with models and example constructions.... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty of ruins to walk around and we bought a joint ticket for this and the Roman Museum which saved us money. There is an ongoing dig on site which is good to see.

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Glasgow
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I do like visiting museums, galleries and the likes but I've never visited Hadrian's Wall and environs. What a place to start! I'd never heard of Vindolanda and we decided to visit with another couple on spec when we were down in Northumberland recently. I even joked as we approached the site that it sounded like a German double glazing... More 

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Taunton, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Did not expect to find so much here - extensive Roman fort site with good explanation of the remains and a fantastic museum in a little wooded garden glade with a good cafe. The 'finds' in the museum were stunning - shoes that looked like they had just been made and of course the famous tablets which are invitations from... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My boys thoroughly enjoyed this day out, especially as they got to touch some pottery which hadn't been touched since roman times

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This site is Gob-smacking! We visited on a beautiful blue-skied April Monday morning at opening time, and for the first hour pretty much had the place to ourselves, except for the army of excavators! The visible remains of the village and the fort are awesome, and are some of the best Roman remains I have ever had the privilege to... More 

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