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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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Excellent presentation and explanation of this highly important archeological site. Well worth the money, especially the joint ticket with the Roman Army Museum down the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent presentation and explanation of this highly important archeological site. Well worth the money, especially the joint ticket with the Roman Army Museum down the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Absolute amazing finds displayed in the attached museum and encouraging to return for a digging holiday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Apart from the wall itself, If you only visit one place connected to Hadrian's Wall this has to be it. I walked around beaming all day despite rain and hailstones. The museum of finds from the site is also excellent. The ultimate objects are the vindolanda tablets, these are pieces of wood with Roman writings from nearly two thousand years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I fully agree with Jan A (below). We visit Vindolanda every time we visit Northumberland. Even some of the archaeologists are beginning to recognise us! Andrew Birley is always eager to talk to visitors and explain what's going on and answers questions with enthusiasm. There are 2 dig sites being excavated at the moment, both of great interest for different... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

More or less what you'd expect, beautiful setting, ruins, reconstruction or Hadrian's Wall. The cafe has unimaginative sandwiches which are prepared earlier (how much earlier don't know but tasted like a long time earlier), and wrapped in cling film, yuk. The egg salad one I had (little in way of vegi options) was dry and had butter, yes butter instead... More 

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were camping nearby and Vindolanda was on our list of things to do! We were not disappointed. The site is huge, they had a potter demonstrating how the Romans worked. Another tent showing pieces of pot that had been found, my 8 year old son was fascinated! The site has lots of information boards, signs in the ruins telling... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on the first bus to Vindolanda from the wall they run every two hours and it was closed Buses would be better missing the first visit and going on the 2nd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an interesting place. There is archeology in working progress here and you are encouraged to ask questions whilst the archeologist are at work. The enthusiasm of everyone on site is infectious. The site is easy to walk round and safe for people if all ages. There is a café on site for refreshments. The wind does blow here so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is extraordinary it's an active archaeological site and they are discovering things every day. The remains are interesting and features a mock up of what a mile castle looks like and there is plenty of info available both in the museum and around the site on signage. The paths are good throughout and the gardens and cafe are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant site. Couldn't believe the size of it. Great to see an excavation going on. Museum was really interesting. The twin ticket with the Roman army museum is fab and was great that we could used it a few days later. Would definitely visit again.

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