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Vindolanda, Hexham

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One of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort just south of Hadrian’s Wall. Located near the modern village of Bardon Mill, the fort once guarded the Stanegate, the Roman road from the River Tynne to the Solway Firth. The site is noted for numerous wooden writing tablets, which are among the most significant finds of military and private correspondence discovered anywhere in the Roman Empire. Stop by the on-site museum to see what Roman life was like at the very edge of the great empire over 2,000 years ago. The museum conserves and displays finds from the excavation site, such as boots, shoes, armor, jewelry, coins, and a small selection of the famous tablets. Make Vindolanda a centerpiece of your Hexham vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hexham road trip tool .
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  • Fantastic place to visit. If you are a Roman History Fan this is for you. Truely amazing things to see and touch. Great for kids as well. Cold day when we visited and the hill is very open so wrap up ...  more »
  • We visited Vindolanda mid-morning on a Sunday in February and it was really quiet. It covers a fairly large area and is very open with hardly any shelter so wrap up warm if you visit in the winter. It...  more »
  • Anyone with an interest in either Roman or British history would be in their element at Vindolanda, an extensive Roman fort and settlement on Hadrian's wall. The stone foundations of the site remain s...  more »
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  • Interesting Roman fort. We went on a guided tour that was very informative, but a bit too long for our seven year old. The museum has improved a lot over the years.
  • In typical Google fashion of asking you to review everywhere you drive past... I haven't actually been here, technically. I met my sister here to pick up my niece for the weekend. All I can offer is that the car park was nice, although lacking in bins. And the rotating barrier on the exit gate doesn't fit a buggy which was funny when my sister almost got stuck in it :) They had fun there tho so I'm lead to believe it was a good visit :)
  • Excellent, informative and thought provoking. The reconstruction of the forts, the display in the museum, well everything is just brilliant. Even if you are not into history or the Romans you should still visit I'm sure you would learn something and enjoy yourself.
  • Great site. Best on Hadrians wall walk. Despite the awful weather there was so much to see and really interesting to see village also. Great cafe food.
  • Huge archeological site with very good museum. If you are interested in Roman Britain you could spend all day here. The letters written on wood are fascinating and give an insight into life at that time. Even the public toilets are cleverly done!

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