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Vindolanda

Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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Living on the edge

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to live on the frontier of the Roman empire... read more

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mairekennedybooks
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County Kildare, Ireland
Excellent visit

We spent a whole afternoon at the site and joined a free tour which was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara N
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
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Reviewed today

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to live on the frontier of the Roman empire? Vindolanda helps to answer those questions. Excavations have revealed a huge frontier fort and its vicus where civilians lived, and they continue each day so visitors...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a whole afternoon at the site and joined a free tour which was very interesting and informative. The museum also mustn't be overlooked and needs plenty of time to visit.

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent most of the day around this site & it’s museum. Interesting & fascinating giving a comprehensive insight to roman life at the fort. Many fascinating artefacts in the museum, especially the tablets, although I had difficulty reading the translations due to the print size...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Vindolanda during a circular walk from Housesteads. It was our first visit to this particular site and I must say it was excellent. The museum really was good both visually attractive and informative setting out the significance of the site and the history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this site many years ago and the improvements since then are to be commended. This is a really well thought out visitor amenity and you will come away with a wealth of information about Roman civilisation in Britain. The tablets are my favourites,...More

Thank Hester190
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily spent two hours here without noticing. In particular I loved the collection of shoes. The detailed notes introduced you to the wealth of characters who lived there... Such care over presentation - both in the museum and of the site. Highly recommend as the...More

Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vindolanda is well worth the stop! We enjoyed learning about Hadrian's Wall and the cafe was perfect for a light lunch!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have continuous archaeological digs taking place, so this place is worth visiting year after year. Massive expanse of Roman civilization. Very good quality cafe with outdoor terrace and Roman gardens. Beautiful.

1  Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend time in the museum - there are so many interesting exhibits. The explanations of the artefacts are detailed, although not necessarily aligned to the items in question. The fort is a steep walk (from the museum) and it is an added bonus that you...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Roman history Vindolanda is the place to visit. There are plenty of ruins to see and there is a description of what stood where when you are walking around the site

1  Thank Gary N
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Fran H
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Itchyfoot17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fran, We went on a guided tour at 10.30am on Saturday 5th May. There was another one on later, maybe at 1pm? The guided tour is included in the admission price, and meets inside the courtyard at the western entrance... More
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AliceTeddy2000
October 9, 2017|
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Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
With the exception of assistance dogs, no pets are allowed within Roman Vindolanda Fort and Museum or the Roman Army Museum. We are often asked to explain our no dogs’ policy within both Roman Vindolanda Museum and Fort and... More
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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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