Picnic and wall climbing Roman Style at Vindolanda and Hadrian’s Wall

20 Jun

 

 

 

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http://www.vindolanda.com/

With the other half being a bit of a Roman history geek we took a Father’s Day trip to Vindolanda. While the kids are a bit young for taking much notice of the history lesson he was trying to give them, they loved clambering on the walls, running around the tunnels among the foundations and climbing the fort. The beautiful scenery provided plenty of picnic spots and a short walk takes you down to a temple by the stream where there is also a recreated Roman shop and house, which the children enjoyed looking at. There is also a cafe, with outdoor seating, and then the small museum, packed with hundreds of Roman treasures including tablets which give first hand accounts of Roman life at the camp. Always a bonus when you return from a day trip feeling you’ve learned something too!

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