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Vindolanda

Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
+44 1434 344277
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Great world class museum

Possibly the best museum I have ever visited. Amazing finds, brilliant informative and easy to read... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DreamerBFC
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Blackburn
For years and now have been.

From the pleasant staff,weather and just plain being there it was just great...sadly as part of a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RoyL65
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Hayle, 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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Vindolanda Vindolanda Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Possibly the best museum I have ever visited. Amazing finds, brilliant informative and easy to read displays. Together with the outdoor museum it's an amazing journey into the past.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the pleasant staff,weather and just plain being there it was just great...sadly as part of a tour group where the age was around 70 plus the mobility problems incurred here detracted somewhat. If they had some form of say manned golf cart system that...More

Thank RoyL65
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great piece of history, the museum alone is worth the visit, but the site is superb, mostly uncovered,so there’s plenty to see. The day we visited there was a dig in progress, archeology in action. Brilliant.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with friends when staying nearby. The ruins are impressive and as more is excavated will only get better. The museum is the highlight though, an amazing collection of Roman artifacts. The information available in the museum is very good, less so outside at the...More

Thank AlanHull_uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the area with friends and really pleased we visited this wonderful site. I thought the museum was particularly enjoyable and informative. Perhaps it could benefit with a few more information boards around site. Really great value.

Thank KarenT1956
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a large car park but again no dedicated parking with shade for dogs. There are toilets at the entrance, along with a model showing the site. You then walk out to the site. There are informative plaques at the various excavated buildings explaining...More

Thank Hercules R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Vindolanda a few years ago but every year they excavate a little more of the site so it was very different and just as exciting as the first time. The site is well interpreted with many signs and even an lead archaeologist on...More

Thank carriegault
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to review your visit, we are pleased you and your family enjoyed your day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very long, uphill walk from Barden Mill railway station - go by car or bus Enormous site of excavated Roman military ruins Very good cafe serving drinks, cakes and lunches Excellent museum - well laid out with hundreds of well displayed, fascinating objects that have...More

Thank NannyEve
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and recommend a visit to others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wonderful place that we would return to time and time again, fabulously preserved Roman ruins and incredibly well maintained museum displaying wonderful artifacts and beautiful pieces. An absolute gem.

Thank Adamtk421
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting visit with information on the site to guide and inform visitors on the various parts of the site. The exhibits in the museum were well presented and informative. The cafe was a pleasant setting serving good food and drinks.

Thank rosemarym202
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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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Julde
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.
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