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Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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A very interesting attraction, the value of the finds at Vindolanda should not be underestimated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
Beautiful and historic

First I’ll just start with the downside.. we were confused if this was actually Hadrian’s Wall or a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren H
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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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Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting attraction, the value of the finds at Vindolanda should not be underestimated. Possibly not the most attractive venue on a cold, wet and blustery December day, but still enjoyable. Recommend combining with the Roman Military Museum and a lunch stop at the...More

Thank markdawsonsmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I’ll just start with the downside.. we were confused if this was actually Hadrian’s Wall or a replica. Looks like other reviewers were as well. It seems it’s a site near Hadrian’s Wall. Nonetheless, it was done beautifully! There are some breathtaking views, a...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance was basic and didn’t fill us with hope but it just got better and better. The Romans chose a perfect spot with gorgeous views and an attractive, fast flowing river. Seeing the ruins and the layers of history and being able to walk...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even under the snow the place is impressive. The museum is very well made and the high point of the visit are the famous “tablets” discovered and the transcription made. Large collection of coins, loop videos, narrations.... they got it all!

Thank lewooz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a late December afternoon and wish we had longer as loads to see. Unfortunately we were kicked out at 4PM despite what iit says here and the website (5PM). Also alarmingly the paths around the fort excavations were so icy that it was...More

Thank NHstu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This two centre attraction provides a great opportunity to see what the lives of the Roman occupants must have been like in this barren landscape. We would recommend visiting the Museum first; particularly as The Edge of Empire film gave a good overview. In conjunction...More

1  Thank MikenMissy
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Really interesting my daughter loved it. The lady on reception was really enthusiastic and knowledgable a brilliant day for the family.

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 4 December 2017

On a snowy day in early December we wondered whether a visit to Vindolanda would be fun... it was. The site is totally absorbing - walking on the paving stones of the streets of the village and Roman fort, a drainage channel trickling beside us;...More

Thank Martyn B
VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, I will pass on your kind words to our award winning staff.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

I have never been more fascinated by a museum visit. It was like getting to know the neighbours - so vivid were the displays and explanations of the finds. The shoes are just awesome and the coins look so fresh you could spend them! We...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great day out and absolutely fascinating. Good museums with plenty to see. Worth buying the guide book so you find out more detail than the placards outside of the ruins.

Thank Gabi F
VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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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
17 January 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.
Joanne S
17 September 2016|
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Response from Shtina S | Reviewed this property |
Assistance dogs are allowed on the site and in the museum, but other animals (i.e. pets) are not allowed.