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Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01434 344277
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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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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Castle Douglas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

All of my family enjoyed Vindolanda and I would like to go again! We saw many Roman things that were interesting! (Including a skeleton!) They have a peaceful outdoor walkway were you see a Roman fort and can go inside! (I liked the cafe too!)

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having been to Hadrians wall, we decided to carry on towards Hexham and go to Vindolanda. We were not disappointed, by the site of a once roman town. The excavations still going on make you feel as if you are going to be there when a piece of history is discovered. Don't miss the chance to see it.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Easy to find, just south of Hadrian's Wall, these excavations occupy the lower slope of a hillside. There is a car park nearby and then a short walk over to the remains. Information is available on the history and of Roman life on the site.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The indoor museum and Roman Fort were enlightening. The staff were highly professional and so helpful. They held our backpacks as we toured the museum and fort. They went above and beyond their duties even calling a taxi for us.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Do not miss this fascinating pre-roman and roman town. The site is still being excavated and the artifacts they are finding are amazing. If you are doing the Hadrian,s wall experience do not miss this site it is well worth a visit, but allow your self plenty of time to do it all. The museum at the bottom has some... More

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