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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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  • We live in southern England but i am a Geordie by birth. I am currently staying in the north east as my 83 year old mother has covid 19 and other issues. She is very poorly in hospital. I can't...  more »
  • Despite visiting on a rainy day during Covid, I cannot fault the experience - we were all fascinated by the ongoing discoveries happening at Vindolanda, the tour guides were cheery & enthusiastic...  more »
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