Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum is
situated about 5 miles north of the town of
Haltwhistle, off the B6318 road, 25 miles
east of Carlisle, 33 miles west of
Vindolanda is one of the main forts
built with Hadrian’s Wall, the wall built
between 122 AD - 128 AD. Emperor Hadrian 76
AD - 138 AD.
This is one of the largest forts with
the top museum for Roman Artifacts and
Coins run by the The Vindolanda Charitable
Trust, that also run the Roman Army Museum
7 miles west.
The image below is of the visitor centre
from the car park.
The image below is of the courtyard in
the Vindolanda visitor centre.
The image below is from the visitor
centre looking across the remains of
Vindolanda Roman Fort.
Over to the right is reconstructions of
a wooden and stone Roman Forts / Turrets,
with a section of wall showing what the
wall was like with the Turrets along the
The image below is of a aerial photo at
the visitor centre looking across the site
when excavations were taking place.
The museum and cafe are way down in the
trees, a few hundred yards with a fairly
The image below is of Vindolanda Gardens
by the cafe and museum, down in the
woodland. There are a few small picturesque
buildings and bridges in this area such as
a Roman temple, Roman shop, Roman house,
and Northumbrian croft.
The image below is from the gardens
looking at the cafe and entrance to the
The image below is of the interior of
the museum. This is the largest museum with
coins and artifacts that give a fantastic
view into Roman life at that time.
Coins, jewellery, tools, cutlery and
more seen here are at times remarkably like
what we still use today.
There is no wall at Vindolanda, you have
to visit Housesteads, the Roman Army Museum
of Birdoswald to view the wall.
There is the AD122 Hadrian’s
Wall Country Bus that runs between the
towns of Hexham and Haltwhistle, calling at
most of the main sites each day from about
09.00 to 18.00, ideal for visiting the
sites, or walking along the wall and
catching the bus at other sites.
to Housesteads Roman Fort Map