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

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY 77235 66373

Lat/Lng: 54.99121, -2.360537

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

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

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

climbing

Climbing in Bellingham

Callerhues crag is popular. It’s a very bold sort of crag - but one worth tackling! Routes tend to be hard, but short.

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.

cycling

Cycling in Bellingham

YHA Bellingham is a natural stop-off point on the challenging Rievers Route. There are plenty of on and off road trails in the beautiful National Park.

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.

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

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked.  Visit the man-made lake - lovely for sailing and fishing. Visit the Northumbrian Water web page

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

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

Kielder Water

Kielder Water

Home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the biggest working forest in England, covering 250 square miles.

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