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.
Tours to Vindolanda
$68 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & the Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
$877 BOOK WITH VIATOR 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 5 days
$88 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
$651 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Roman Britain and Hadrian's Wall in 16 Seater Minibus
Duration: 9 hours
Such an experience really should not be missed. The excavation of this site has been going nearly 50 yrs, they have uncovered so much but still have so much more to find. There is a tour twice a... more »
We visited Vindolanda fort and museum on a sunny day and spent two hours there. We found the Roman history interesting as we wandered round where excavations were still ongoing. The archaeologists... more »
OK for a day out if your interested in history, take your own food cafe expensive.
Amazing shame the weather was so awful will be back on a sunnier day
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