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Vindolanda

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Address: Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
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+44 1434 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 interesting and informative. Staff were friendly and helpful and exhibits in museum were well displayed and easy to understand. All of the things in the museum were found... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative. Staff were friendly and helpful and exhibits in museum were well displayed and easy to understand. All of the things in the museum were found on the site and give a really in depth understanding of how life was lived 2000 years ago. The kids enjoyed this as well in particular the reconstruction of Hadrian's wall.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This site is so much more interesting than the nearby, rather tired, English Heritage sites. Good exhibition of actual objects discovered on site, including wooden 'letter' tablets. Well worth the effort to walk around this site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were amazed to discover such a fine collection of well preserved Roman artefacts. The history of different settlements on the same site are well explained, as are the lives of those who lived there. Worth a visit for the story of the writing tablets alone. Check their opening times on their own website before making a long journey -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the first time yesterday. It was really good. The finds and information they provide in the museum was really interesting. Didn't get much of a chance to really appreciate the dig site due to atrocious weather but I know that if it were warmer then I would have really enjoyed wandering around the site. The one piece... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited the museum due to bad weather. Amazing collection of finds from Vindolanda including a unique, and large, set of leather shoes, wooden tools, textiles, writing tables and even a wig. Really worth seeing things that don't usually survive from this period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ant to know what the Roman Times in Great Britian were like, then viit Vindolana! The exibitions are phenominal and the riuns are well marked with place names along the way. There are excellent guide books and audio that can be purchased if you are not a member. The time we went there were re-enactments and stalls were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest piece of advice I could offer on visiting this great historical place, is, make sure you do not rely on public transport. In the summer months there is a bus that will take you from the train station up to the museum, which is great. However, when the bus is not running, you will have to take a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing site and great for immersing yourself in the past. Much bigger site than I had expected and had a pleasant stroll for a good couple of hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort itself was worth the visit, but the museum is incredible. So much to see and I look forward to going back. As we were on the site, a young archeologist showed us a a shoe they had just unearthed, lying in the solid for almost 2,000 years. There is an amazing, and touching display of hundreds of shoes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply superb we visited the weeken the Ermine st guard put on a display. They and vindolanda together is a must. You cannot fault the place. We have even been for the 3 rd time. Also. I also recommend Vindolanda for schools who still want to teach History of these Isles. You must put Vindolanda on your trip agenda.

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Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Ermine Street Guard displays during the 2016 season. We look forward to welcoming you back for a 4th visit soon. More 

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