Run by the Vindolanda Trust Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum offer a fascinating insight into Roman life on Hadrian’s Wall.
The subject of a multi-million pound refurbishment project in 2011, both museums now offer world-class facilities and a very memorable day out.
Catherine runs a half-day tour of Vindolanda, as well as whole day tours that can also take in the Roman Army Museum or Housesteads.
Catherine’s Vindolanda tour includes:
• The early 3rd Century Bath House, Headquarters Building and Commanding Officer’s House, along with the different forts, timber and stone, which occupied the site;
• The buildings within the vicus (the village adjoining the fort);
• The reconstructed stone turret and timber milecastle, the Roman temple, shop, house, milestone and 18th Century crofters’ ‘bothy’;
• An explanation of the fort’s role in the British Roman occupation and the wider Roman Empire, as well as mention of the post-Roman settlers, from the early Christians to the Border Reivers and the antiquarians;
• A visit to the Vindolanda Museum (Chesterholm), where you will be able to see some of the famous Writing Tablets, along with a vast and impressive array of military and domestic artefacts recovered from the site.
Duration: Half day (Vindolanda only)
Whole day (combined visit)
Price: Half day:
£65 per person
Reductions available for groups
£125 for one person
£180 for two people
Reductions for groups of three people or more
This price includes return transport from your accommodation, or a local railway station or bus stop, admission to each site, refreshments (including lunch on the whole day tour) and a guide book per adult.
Please contact Catherine for information on group rates and reductions.