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Vindolanda

Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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Impressive site best seen on a guided tour

The fort and village itself is very impressive in terms of scale, the variety of different... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jelly1000
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London, United Kingdom
Should definitely be on the list

One of the best examples of a Fort I've seen. Great information boards - I'd like to say well laid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gonefishingx
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The fort and village itself is very impressive in terms of scale, the variety of different buildings and Roman advances e.g. unfloor heating. On arrival it turned out we had just missed the 11 o'clock tour but we could take the 1 o'clock tour if...More

Thank jelly1000
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best examples of a Fort I've seen. Great information boards - I'd like to say well laid out but that's down to the Romans. :) As well as the evacuations there are some bonuses like the recreated example of a complete section...More

Thank Gonefishingx
Reviewed 5 days ago

We think we are so advanced in our living conditions but the Romans lived in comfort and with order and discipline two thousand years ago. The ancient fort has been painstakingly excavated and stabilised over about 30 years. Now it is possible to see the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting and informative, a lot to read , which might be too much certainly for children, however all ages catered for. One of the most engaging ways to learn about the Romans and realise how much is still used and relevant today

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually I have been visiting Vindolanda for over forty years but never has it been better. The highlight was the talk from the lead archaeologist, Marta Alberti, beside the excavation site. She was informative, engaging and fun. She provided a real insight into Vindolanda and...More

Thank David9800
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this after my mum raved about it. I was expecting a nice day out but was absolutely blown away by the tour we had. Our guide was informative, attentive and thoroughly professional, she made sure everyone could ask questions and was lovely with the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have passed by many times but never been inclined to call in before. I had no expectations, we were just passing, had some spare time and thought it was worth a look. What a great way to pass some time, the Romans knew how to...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this place, very interesting and insightful museum. Staff were welcoming & fantastic & the cafe reasonably priced which is unusual for places like this. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank 845victorial
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry about the dull title but this sums it up. You have a fantastic museum with some extraordinary items from Roman Britain, which have been well preserved due to being immersed in bog conditions. For example, there are fragments of Roman era letters (including a...More

Thank jimphillip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was mine and my wife's first visits for around 20 years - still amazing after all this time, and absolutely fascinating to watch archeological investigations taking place live. The museum is fantastic, and now houses some of the famous tablets! Highly recommended and I...More

Thank gordonmpearce
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Julde
January 16, 2017|
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Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
Please search Hadrians Wall Country website - Visit / tour guides - They list blue badge guides who offer tours on Hadrian's Wall.
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Joanne S
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Shtina S | Reviewed this property |
Assistance dogs are allowed on the site and in the museum, but other animals (i.e. pets) are not allowed.
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52SandyH
October 3, 2015|
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Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
There are walking routes within the local are which are suitable for dogs, although some fields may contain livestock and will require dogs to be on lead. Dog owners are able to return to their vehicle to check on animals... More
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