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The Northeast Sights

Vindolanda

  • Off B6318
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/04/2014

Fodor's Review

About 8 miles east of Greenhead, this archaeological site holds the remains of eight successive Roman forts and civilian settlements, providing an intriguing look into the daily life of a military compound. Most of the visible remains date from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and new excavations are constantly under way. A reconstructed Roman temple, house, and shop provide context, and the museum displays rare artifacts, such as a handful of extraordinary wooden tablets with

messages about everything from household chores to military movements. A full-size reproduction of a section of the wall gives a sense of its massiveness. The site is sometimes closed in bad weather.

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Sight Information

Address:

Off B6318, Bardon Mill, NE47 7JN, England

Phone:

01434-344277

Sight Details:

  • £6.50; £9.50 includes admission to Roman Army Museum
  • Mid-Feb–Mar. and Oct., daily 10–5; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6.

Updated 06/04/2014

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