#Alongthewallin80days - Day 47
Not far from Milecastle 39 is the Roman Vindolanda.
Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort just south of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. Located near the modern village of Bardon Mill, it guarded the Stanegate, the Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth.
Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is the home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets - and is one Europe's most important Roman archaeological sites, with live excavations taking place every year.
Set in gardens, the recently refurbished Vindolanda site museum conserves and displays finds from the site. The museum hails full-sized reconstructions of a Roman temple, a Roman shop, Roman house and Northumbrian croft, all with audio presentations. There are no other places on earth where it is possible to experience Roman Britain, Hadrian's Wall and history coming to life before your very eyes all in one space.
Open from the 8th of Febuary 2014 with varying opening times. Please visit www.vindolanda.com or call +44 (0) 1434 344277for full opeing times, admission and any more information.