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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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Fascinating and definitely worth a visit for any Roman enthusiast

So pleased these type of sites exist. We were fortunate enough to be able to chat with the volunteers who were excavating new areas. Really fascinating. What an interesting time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So pleased these type of sites exist. We were fortunate enough to be able to chat with the volunteers who were excavating new areas. Really fascinating. What an interesting time in history. Car park free but there's an entry fee. Really nice cafe at the bottom, lovely tea cakes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visitied Vindolanda and were lucky enough to catch the free guided tour. The tour guide was brilliant, really engaging and interesting, not dry at all. I am an archaeologist and I couldn't fault his information. The museum itself is beautiful and really well done. My son really enjoyed reading the texts of the tablets.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For those with any interest in history and archaeology, Vindolanda is an essential visit. The remains of the fort are already impressive, and excavation work is continuing. In addition to the grounds and gardens, the site also has a large display of the many artefacts found over the years. This provides an insight into not just the military side of... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful visit to Vindolanda. Roman remains of fort and town. Excellent museum with thousands of artefacts. Home to the Vindolanda tablets: hundreds of wooden postcards found on the site on which Romans wrote in ink messages, lists, party invitations... There are two free guided tours per day at 10.45 and 2pm. Our guide, Tom, was excellent: amusing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Vindolanda and The Roman Army museum. Vindolanda was fantastic, even a grumpy pre-teen was impressed by the scale of the excavations. A great place for all ages to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Vindolanda as a large family group - from grandparents to toddlers and we all enjoyed it. Prices are reasonable and children under five are free, which I think is fair. Great staff and good facilities. It is a fascinating site with good information and beautiful views, the children enjoyed walking along the walls more than anything but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had heard about this place from a friend who had been and as we love Roman history we thought we would visit. Despite the typical British Summer weather (rain!!) the whole experience was very enjoyable. We were greeted by friendly staff and then set off to explore the site at our leisure. The introductory indoor part of the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

With the some of the most substantial Roman remains in all of Britain, and excavations still ongoing with new things being discovered all the time, Vindolanda is not to be missed. You can wander through the ruins solo or with an informative tour guide, seeing remains of temples, shops, and barracks. Reconstructions, while inaccurate, give you a scale as to... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had visited the Roman Army Museum a few days before and opted to get a joint ticket with Vindolanda and are so glad we did. The site is fantastic especially at this time of year when excavations are ongoing. It is fascinating to stand and watch the layers of history being uncovered (a comb and pottery during our short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the Roman Army Museum first and got a lot of background about the army before seeing the dig site. I think it made both experiences better having that history first. There is an admission for both places, so we paid at the museum and then went straight to Vindolanda after.

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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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