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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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Went down with friends camping and caravanning, decided to pay a visit as both my wife and I love roman history and have visited Rome many times. This place will not let you down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went down with friends camping and caravanning, decided to pay a visit as both my wife and I love roman history and have visited Rome many times. This place will not let you down fantastic, there was an active dig going on at our visit an no question went unanswered. The staff in reception and café, shop where very polite... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ancient Roman site is nicely preserved with details provided as you stroll. It is a current excavation project as well, and the steep pathway down to the museum center provides a really nice look at many historical documents and artifacts. There is a small café with some refreshing treats, soups, sandwiches, and drinks with indoor seating and patio access.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here not knowing really what to expect. It was absolutely amazing and so informative . The museum was equally as good and I particularly loved the snippets of Roman letters. I would recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to look at, large site and interesting museum, £6 entry is really worthwhile. Good to be able to see excavations in action! Cafe was also surprisingly good, quick service and lunch at £10 for 2 to have a coffee and a hot snack isn't bad!

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The site combines the Roman building remains, the excavations of which are ongoing, and a museum with artifacts found on site as well as a larger discussion of the Roman presence in the area. I happened to visit Vindolanda when a Roman reenactment group was providing living history displays and demonstrations, which made it an even better experience. The museum... More 

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Valley Center, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time I have been here and these Roman ruins still impress. By far the best, most complete Roman archeological site in Britain. Still an active archeological dig site where centuries of Roman activity are regularly unearthed. Vindolanda should be your first stop before exploring the area further. Provides detailed historical context of Roman occupation of the area. Highly recommend.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Vindolanda after visiting Housesteads Fort. We were not sure what to expect. We were so glad that that we went. The site was older that Housesteads and was huge. They are still excavating. The museum is brilliant. It appears small but keep exploring...it goes on and on. The artefacts on show are amazing. All the shoes they have... More 

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day here which we linked to the Roman Army Museum just down the road. Lots of Roman stuff to see. The site is large and getting bigger with new excavations. Guidebook is good too. If my dad thinks its value for money then is MUST be!

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Spalding
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally the best ruins I have seen in UK. They will be another 200 years uncovering it all but as it stands there is a lot to see. The museum is a must as it's modern and presented fabulously. I would recommend following postcode to other entrance at museum end as doing that first means you can make more sense... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant day out at Vindolanda & the Roman Army Museum which included walking on the wall at Walltown Crags.Talked to volunteers on the dig who showed some of the items which had just been found. Had a very good lunch at the cafe. Staff everywhere were very helpful. Would highly recommend it

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