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Vindolanda Hadrians Wall

Vindolanda Hadrians Wall

The Vindolanda Roman fort is situated just south of Hadrian’s Wall (near Bardon Mill) and was apparently built to protect the historic Roman road which ran from the River Tyne in the north-east of England to the Solway Firth in the north west. It has become one of the more popular Roman forts with many tourists visiting the region from all areas of the world and schoolchildren regularly in attendance. Aside from the Vindolanda Roman fort the site also held what are known as the Vindolanda tablets which detail both military and private correspondence between the various members of the Roman army.


Despite the fact that the first Roman ruins at Vindolanda were found in 1586 by William Camden even to this day there are new findings being announced on a regular basis. The 14 July 2009 saw a press release from the Vindolanda Trust which confirmed the discovery of a “unique shrine to a major Roman god” which had until this year remained hidden beneath the surface.

The Vindolanda fort itself appears to have originally been built back in 122 AD but has undergone a number of major rebuilding works over the years. The Vindolanda tourist site contains the remains of many buildings which are still visible, a number of large Roman baths and an excellent museum which are proving ever more popular with tourists visiting the region.

The site is administered by the Vindolanda Trust, a registered charity, which has been in charge of the operation since 1970. We strongly recommend that you check out the Vindolanda website at www.vindolanda.com for details of the many attractions, opening times and much more background information on the venue itself.

Note : The photograph used in this post was provided by the Vindolanda Trust


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