Vindolanda

Vindolanda

Overview

This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history. Enjoy the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets and live archaeology in summertime in the heart of beautiful Northumberland National Park and central section of Hadrian's Wall.

Visit the website

Monday 10am–5pm

Tuesday 10am–5pm

Wednesday 10am–5pm

Thursday 10am–5pm

Friday 10am–5pm

Saturday 10am–5pm

Sunday 10am–5pm

Hostels nearby

Vindolanda

Hexham , Northumberland, NE47 7JN

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY 77235 66373

Lat/Lng: 54.99121, -2.360537

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Housestead Roman Fort

Housestead Roman Fort

2.7 miles Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall.

Garden setting for afternoon tea

The Garden Station

Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track.  Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website

The Roman Army Museum

The Roman Army Museum

Based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Visit the website

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Ask reception about Kate's Clues to Mohope and they will provide you with an illustrated leaflet which details a short circular walk from the hostel which is suitable for children.  The circular

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Don't miss the amazing views and scenery while you're out on your bike.  Whether you’re after hard core down hills, or just a simple ride along the landscape, you can ride as far as your legs wil

Old gaol door and grill

Hexham Old Gaol

The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website

Country cycling

Cycling in Alston

The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Alston

The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.

mining

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations.  See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Talkin Tarn Country Park

An ideal place for water sports or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands.  Fishing and bike hire available. See details on the Visit Cumbria website

Killhope Mine

Killhope

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen