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Vindolanda

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Address: Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
Phone Number: 01434 344277
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Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most...

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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very good museum and well presented Roman fort

VIndolanda is a large supply fort for the Wall and within easy walking distance from Housteads fort ( you will need walking boots though). THe muesem is very good indeed... read more

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

VIndolanda is a large supply fort for the Wall and within easy walking distance from Housteads fort ( you will need walking boots though). THe muesem is very good indeed, including an extensive range of recovered shoes, some of the famous tables discovered there and lots of Roman coins. There is a reconstructed gatehouse on the site, which helped with... More 

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north east, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the main reasons for visiting Northumberland. Cant imagine the history behind the site. Totally amazing. To be able to walk where thousands of Roman feet walked 2000 years ago is just incomprehensible. Staff great and readily answered all of our questions. Awe inspiring

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is still being excavated, but enough has been uncovered to be able to recreate the outlines of an entire Roman encampment. The visitor centre is extremely informative and a small booklet is available for purchase that fully describes the history of the site. A walking tour of the entire site takes about an hour or so, and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love history and anthropology, so seeing an archeological site was a major treat. If you go to the museum first, then you get educated on what you see at Vindolanda. Buy the double ticked for a deal It is so nice to walk around the site. You can actually walk into rooms and get the fell of how it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much to see at Vindolanda, both indoors in the amazing museum of artefacts and outside in the site of the village itself. The collection of items in the museum is staggering and the fine detail of the work on the pieces is astonishing. The museum alone is worth the entrance fee and I highly recommend Vindolanda. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really interesting Roman site which is still being excavated. There is so much to see outside and then there is the wonderful museum with the famous Vindolanda tablets. A great day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is by a country mile the best site on the Wall, and should not be missed under any circumstances. When we next visit the North East, we shall definitely go back to Vindolanda. The letters room is worth a visit all on its own. The video displays and presentations are of a very high quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fascinating excavations and wonderful finds in museum including the famous writing tablets from 300 years of occupation. Gives a really good insight into life on the wall from a military and civilian perspective. Roman army museum about 7 miles away complements information about life on the frontier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had a great time here, so many ruins to look at! It also had a museum, tea room and temple! this is a must if you are coming to Hexham! { or anywhere near!} also has a great view! Best Regards, ALICE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful site with much to see, not just the ruins but the excellent museum with some fabulous finds. The programme of excavations means that there is always something new to see. I loved the hare appearing to chase the hound (a fragment from a larger scene) and many of the small finds: exquisite glass, ancient shoes, wigs, writing implements. A... More 

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