Hadrian's Wall Country
Roman Vindolanda

Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda was a key Roman Fort that was built near the village of Bardon Mill, Northumberland to guard the Stanegate, a Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth. The Fort is now ruins but the site is home to Britain's 'Top Treasure'- the 'Vindolanda Writing Tablets'. These wooden tablets were used by Roman soldiers to record their daily lives and give visitors a real insight into what life was really like for those housed in the Roman forts.

Excavations still take place at the site every year and the discoveries are put on display at the Chesterholm Museum. Like the wooden tablets, the other excavated objects located there, such as clothing, shoes and military equipment, are evidence that reveal a soldier's day to day life to the visitors of the museum.