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“Fantastic visit”
Review of Vindolanda

Vindolanda
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Brilliant place to see. An ongoing archaeological dig with people from all over the world and one of the leaders gave a very informative talk. We then walked through the excavation site and looked at the Roman ruins. Afterwards we went on to the museum which was absolutely fantastic.

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Along with Housesteads and the Roman Army museum the must visit site on hadrians wall where live excavations are still going on and the source of the Vindolanda writing panels whose letters ave transformed our understanding of Roman life in Britain. Well preserved bath house site. Good museum - with the largest collection of preserved Roman sandals! Nice cafe which matters too. NB owned by the Vindolanda Trust so neither National Trust nor English Heritage. Can buy combined ticket with Roman Army Museum where recent multi million pound investment as created a great visit with great films for children.

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Reviewed 21 July 2012

What a great attraction - it is extremely cool to see archeologists and volunteers digging out artifacts as you stand there. Make sure you time your visit so that you get to go on a guided tour. They are free with your ticket and SO interesting, bringing the site to life.

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

my husband loved it more than me sorry he thought it was fab

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Vindolanda is a must see if you are walking the wall

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