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Vindolanda

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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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As close to experiencing Roman Britain as you will get.

The first time I visited Vindolanda was back in 1988 - it was impressive then, and does not disappoint now. There is a lot to see on the windswept wall - poor Romans.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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La Foret-Auvray, France
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La Foret-Auvray, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The first time I visited Vindolanda was back in 1988 - it was impressive then, and does not disappoint now. There is a lot to see on the windswept wall - poor Romans.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you like your Roman history, this place really helps you to understand how advanced and tenacious they were in their time in history. The shoes at the museum, the coins, the personal effects - and go when the excavation season is in full swing - so much more to excavate and research - its like they were there yesterday!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

"Rome in the rain" someone has written. That sums up our visit too! But as they also say, what did we expect in Northumberland in February?! If you like your history then you have to come here. To be able to walk down the same streets as people did 1700 years ago is incredible. Also the museum is excellent. The... More 

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Munich, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

OK guys, we came at the wrong time of year--the skies were grey and it was pouring down. I wish it had been summer but even so this was an unforgettable experience. There is a good reconstruction of the wall, well set out guides to the ruins, and (down in the valley) a museum to die for with a window... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Recommendations are try and do this in good weather (and light) then do Roman Museum in any weather (as that's indoors). We walked down road as we're staying in Causeway House. Already paid for tickets for Vindolanda and Army Museum (online). Planned to do Vindolanda first, ended up just doing Vindolanda. From 11-4. Went straight into museum at Vindolanda after... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We took our 2 granddaughters here for the afternoon, we had spent the morning at the Roman Museum which was part of the ticket price. Wished we had come to Vindolanda first as it was just amazing. The whole site has just so much to take in, we probably need to go back, probably in summer when hopefully we could... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Amazing Roman hill fort - and a museum that brings it all to life. Bring a little imagination, close your eyes as you walk amongst the Roman walls.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We spent a cold but interesting few hours here with our sons (9 and 11) and were very impressed. The archeological site is huge and you really start to get a sense of what it must have been like in Roman times. The museum was pleasant respite from the cold and contains some fascinating artefacts with easy to understand explanations.... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was an excellent archaeological site and museum. Very, very interesting and the dedication that is put in to excavating and preserving such valuable objects of history is inspiring. When we arrived (following sat nav instructions) we ended up at Car Park East, do not park here. Instead keep going to the main car park which is next to the... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

One of the most impressive archaeological sites i have visited, i would really like to excavate here one day. You are able to walk around the ruins at your own pace then have a look around the museum which itself is absolutely amazing to see all the finds that they have brought up.

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