Archive for the tag 'Vindolanda'

This art sculpture in the form of a ‘fire ball’ pays tribute to the work of archaeologist Robin Birley, who directed the Vindolanda Trust and excavations from 1970-2001, and to celebrate his incredible find, in 1992, of over 350 Roman ink on wood writing tablets (letters) on a Roman bonfire site here at Vindolanda
The Roman [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 6th 2016

This delightful bridge crosses a stream which runs through the gardens that are situated next to the museum at Vindolanda.

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 5th 2016

Vindolanda lies just to the south of the curtain wall of Hadrian’s Wall and has a very different ‘feel’ to other sites along the Wall. It lies upon the first Roman frontier in the north – The Stanegate Road and in a stunning landscape which lets your imagination really connect with its past. You will [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2016

The weather was warm and sunny so, before breakfast, I sat on the roof terrace planning places to visit during our stay ‘up north’. Breakfast was enjoyable and we had the pleasure of sitting in the garden room being warmed by the sun.

After breakfast we headed to the Roman site of Vindolanda and to the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 20th 2016