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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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Excellent Roman site

Roman fort and village ruins and museum etc are really worth to see. Hedrian wall close by and first Roman writing tablets, apparently unique in Roman collections

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dronfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Roman fort and village ruins and museum etc are really worth to see. Hedrian wall close by and first Roman writing tablets, apparently unique in Roman collections

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop here after seeing the sign. We were not disappointed. An interesting visit. Lots for ourselves and the children to see and plenty of exploring to be had. Very much recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Vindolanda is a fascinating place for anyone who is interested in Roman history. There is a large area of ruins to wander around, some of which clearly demonstrate their past uses (I especially liked the baths). It's amazing to walk down the same 'streets' as the Romans once did! The signs are very helpful, they also give the information in... More 

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bedale
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First of all wrap up warm! I was so enthralled by this site that I never gave any thought to the weather until my ears started aching with the wind. It didn't matter, for anyone interested in life in Britain in Roman times, this site is brilliant, as the information boards are very effective in bringing the whole site to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We braved the elements to visit Vindolanda. My wife teaches Ancient History so this was a must. It was difficult to take in much as we hurried across the wind and rain swept ruins to the museum. It was such a reward, nicely presented with lots of detailed information. Nice cafe, warm and hearty foods of such a cold day.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Vindolanda, on Hadrian's Wall, is a credit to the archaeological dedication of the Birley family over the past 50 years. This site recreates life in Roman Britain. The varied and copious finds and artefacts, alongside the audio-visual présentations in the museum give a lively and imaginative reflection on Roman life, understandable and interesting for all ages. To get the most... More 

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Leeds, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited as a party of 13 - was not my choice of a day out, but the choice of the couple we were in Northumberland to celebrate their anniversary. The attraction was very quiet when we arrived on a cold Marxh morning (actually the only visitors when we arrived!). A good day out to see a good example of a... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is undoubtedly the best site in Britain for those interested in Roman Archaeology. There are a lot of ruins to inspect and there were excavations going on when I visited. The displays and interpretation in the site museum are also first class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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