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Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort located at Chesterholm, just south of Hadrian's Wall in northern England near the border with Scotland and guarding the Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth.

The garrison were auxiliary infantry or cavalry units, not components of Roman legions. The fort was originally constructed in turf and timber before Hadrian's Wall was built around 122 A.D., and was repaired and rebuilt several times

Later, a new fort was built. It, and the civilian community abutting it, remained in existence until the end of the Roman period in Britain in 410 A.D.

About Vindolanda

Vindolanda Website
Wikipedia: Vindolanda Fort
Megalithic Portal: Vindolanda Roman Fort
Hadrian's Wall Website

Journey to Vindolanda

Vindolanda is located just south of Hadrian's Wall off the B6318 (near Bardon Mill) half way between Carlisle and Newcastle-Upon Tyne in Northumberland, England.

Ordnance Survey Map (NY7766)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Vindolanda website. General tourist information for the area and additional Hadrian's Wall information may be found at the Hadrian's Wall website.

Additional Photos of Vindolanda

Welcome Sign at Vindolanda Roman Fort
Ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Archaelogical Excavation of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Archaelogical Excavation of Vindolanda Roman Fort
Roman Boot Found on Day of Visit to Vindolanda Roman Fort


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