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Vindolanda

Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01434 344277
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Coupled with the Roman army museum at Carvoran (sa a ticket to vindolanda also gets you entry in to that) this place is fantastic for all the family to see. You have a section of Roman for t that the kids will love, the remains of a roman fort for all the history buffs, all the fids from around vindolanda... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great way to get a complete feel for Hadrian's Wall. Well worth a half day visit. We visited Vindolanda and then took a walk to Sycamore gap.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An amazing site . Well presented museum focussed on life at the fort , clothing etc . Very scenic location although not actually on the wall itself .

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Hertfordshire, Uk
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

allow at least a couple of hours, possibly more, to visit this important landmark and museum/excavations. Avail yourself of a guide to explain all you see and spend time in the restaurant to recharge.

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Frederick, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's been years since I last visited Vindolanda, and my kids had never seen it, so it was time to force them :) In the end no forcing was required as they had an absolute blast. They loved the ruins and the reconstruction of the wall (even though it was freezing cold). The museum on the site was great and... More 

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Sevenoaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a very large site which is still being dug and discoveries are made in front of your eyes. We saw a Roman coin being dug up and the enthusiasm of the archaeologist explaining and dating it instantly to us. The museum is very good, well set out and informative. The site was good to walk round and even... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I am very found of experiencing the Roman contributions and Vindolanda was on my bucket list. My daughter was studying in London (from the US) and I went to see her for the Thanksgiving holiday. My schedule only allowed me to get to Vidolanda during the week...caveat: there is a free Hadrian's Wall shuttle during the summer, that ends about... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Note: This is a late post, our actual visit was made during some fine weather in early September! A combined joint ticket is available and, given the geographical proximity, then it is probably a good option if you have a several hours to burn; we also suggest that you prioritise a visit to Vindolanda if the weather is okay, and... More 

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Edinburgh
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Buy the combined ticket to the nearby Roman Army Museum (exceptionally good value at 10 GBP per adult) and you will get a world-class museum and archaeological experience, where you could easily spend a day (they both have cafes). We visited on a windy, wet and generally miserable day in December (they are open almost the whole year) and marvelled... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

one of the best places to visit on the wall, well worth the travel from all the way down south, visited in 2011 but will certainly be going back

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