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Vindolanda

Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01434 344277
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Soham
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Initially we thought the entry fee was a little expensive, but what you get and what you see is well worth the cost and you can definatley see where your money is spent. The Musuem was excellent, we visited on a quiet day so had time to spend seeing all that Vinolanda had to offer.

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Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As someone who was born and bred in Rome, I found my visit to Vindolanda extremy interesting and well worth the £6.50 access fee. There is sufficient description within the premises to explain the excavations and what life in Vindolanda must have been like through the centuries, but if you wish to know more check the books at the museum/shop,... More 

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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Unfortunately it was wet and very foggy on our visit but still very interesting. We will revisit when weather conditions are better and you can then see the superb views from the wall.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Vindolanda is a must-visit. It is endlessly fascinating with so much to capture the imagination. Every time we go (we are lucky enough to live nearby and have a very good value Family Pass) the excavations have moved on and added something new to our understanding of life on the northern frontier of Hadrian's empire. Allow plenty of time and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The excavations on this site are remarkable. The layout of the ancient town and its buildings and their uses were very interesting. There are the soldiers' living areas, the commanding officers' compartments, the town folk' housing and the temple among others as well as a storage area. The volunteers excavating were very friendly and knowledgeable and more than happy to... More 

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Castle Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our third visit since 1987. The excavations continue to reveal more fascinating remains and artefacts. The museum has a wonderful display especially about the writing tablets and beautifully tooled leather shoes. Allow at least 2 hours!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were not sure what to expect at Vindolanda however whatever that was, the expectations were exceeded - to consider how old the Roman ruin were and the see the scale of the town was impressive . Added to this is a very good museum . Not the cheapest to visit but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

After parking you walk down a steep hill to the visitor centre, which if you have someone frail you may want to know that there are two disabled spots down closer to the centre and if they were full there is plenty of room to drop off and turn round. The museum itself was quite pricey however the exhibits within... More 

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Seeing a large Roman Fort which is still being excavated, you get to sense what life must have been like here all those years ago. there are many reconstructions of Roman dwellings, businesses etc where you can get to see the daily tasks etc which the people would have done there. The grounds are very beautiful and exceptionally well looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We diverted from our journey to Scotland to see Hadrian's wall. Luckily we stumbled on this site and museum. I can't recommend this visit too highly. Very evocative and thought provoking. The site was extremely well laid out, including a replica watch tower and the museum added to the overall experience and put it into context. The tablets which had... More 

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