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Vindolanda

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
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... more » 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. « less
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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting good value for money especially with joint ticket Roman army museum. Cafe good . parking free

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Vindolanda was brought to life by the super volunteer guide Steve Herod who was very knowledgable about Roman history and the site. Well worth waiting for a tour to experience maximum value. Definitely deserves a cup of coffee on a cold day.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We managed to arrive just as the rain stopped and were looking forward to the visit after reading much about it. It costs £19 for a family of two adults and two children but you get a lot for your money. The excavated ruins are extensive and the guide explains the set up well. There are still excavations ongoing, but... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Vindolanda on a working day when there was a lot of excavation going on . From the reception you get a good overview of the site and an indication of the strategic reasons behind the siting. Because it was nearly lunchtime we walked down to the café and museum first and this proved to be accidentally very beneficial... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

A fascinating place to visit, especially out of season like we've just done. The museum is full of artifacts recovered from the ruins of the fort. It completely blew our minds that we were looking at shoes that someone had worn and probably walked on the road which we had just walked down. the remains of the fort are fascinating... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The Vindolanda is a great and interesting place to visit, (not so much when its windy and raining!) The staff at the visitors centre were extremely friendly and were helpful when I had to dash back just before closing after leaving something behind. The site is kept extremely clean of litter etc, and being able to climb in and around... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is the most amazing experience. Unlike Bath, which I grew up near, you don't actually get that many visitors to Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda (relatively speaking): which means you can walk around and soak up the atmosphere (if your chldren let you) and also take in some of the information. I hadn't been for about 4 years and loads... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Amazing place and so much bigger than I thought it would be. This is still an archeological dig and so they are still unearthing things that tell of the life of the Roman who lived there.

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We didn't have time to go the the seperate Roman Army Museum but the small museum at Vindolanda is excellent in itself. The collection of shoes, tableware, jewellery, tools, coins and the amazing writing tablets give a real insight into life in Vindolanda and how the site developed over a 400 year period. Archeologists are still working on the site.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Vindolanda provides a wonderful insight into Roman life in the border country. The site of the Roman forts and village is still being excavated, and the portions which have been completed provide an opportunity to wander along streets about 2,000 years old! One wonders what will be discovered as the archaeologists continue their work. But the real jewel at this... More

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