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Vindolanda

Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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Northern holiday

Great place to visit. Well worth the entrance fee. Superbly historic and the museum is exceptional... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bill101bt
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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Really made the Romans rea!

We visited here on a sunny Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it. The guide was excellent and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Smith280645
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Hexham, 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 yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit. Well worth the entrance fee. Superbly historic and the museum is exceptional. Easily spend hours just wandering through the ruins.

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here on a sunny Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it. The guide was excellent and really knowledgeable. It is really worth going with the guided tour as we learnt so much more than self guiding. She coped really well with a big group....More

Thank Smith280645
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good museum, remains of a Roman village and fort. We were lucky enough to have visited whilst there was still archaeological digs on going, they gave us some interesting information that would not otherwise been available. There are walking guides available to book or...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a little gem of an attraction. This is a very large site which you get a great feel for as you walk around. They also have archeologists on site and do excavating during the summer months. You will get first hand understanding of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Vindolanda as part of a Rabbies tour. This Roman settlement dates back before Hadrians wall. Of course all what remains are partial stone walls of buildings and floors etc. but it does give you a very good idea of what it may have...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This site is incredible. It continues to be excavated and reveal treasures and secrets of Roman Britain. The £7 entry fee goes to the independent charity that runs it and they do an excellent job. The fort site is an open ruin, so good weather...More

Thank jandlUk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You need time to visit this site! Time to really get round the museum and time to think through the ruins. I was very concerned that the museum is 10 minutes walk away from the top car park and down a very steep hill.....I guess...More

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From the superb and passionate guide who took us round (included in the price and running several times a day in August), to the extensive size of the site and the fact that a working dig was taking place in front of our eyes, this...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Another stop on the girlfriend and I's little Northumbria Bike Tour! I have a passion for Roman history and this place helped add to it. The ruins themselves are quite amazing and awe inspiring. The museum was excellent and very informative. We got a joint...More

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The archeologist talk was a highlight and helped to provide context. There is A LOT to see in the museum, but well designed and helped me to imagine the individuals who lived here over the centuries.

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Donna00000
12 July 2018|
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Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum are run by an independent charitable trust. All funds raised from admissions and profit from secondary spend is reinvested in the Museums and assists with the Archaeological program at... More
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Fran H
17 May 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
9 October 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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