Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and civilian settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian's Wall. You can watch the archaeologists, who are on site seven days a week (weather permitting) from April to mid-September and see artefacts as they are discovered as well has having the opportunity of talking to the archaeologists about their work. The museum has an exciting display of rare finds from the excavations, including some of the Vindolanda writing tablets.
There is free parking to paying visitors and the shop offers a range of souvenirs, books and gifts relating to Vindolanda, the Roman Army Museum and other areas of local interest. The cafes provides light lunches and snacks including many sourced from the local area. The AD122 Roman Wall bus calls at Vindolanda throughout the day.