Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda Roman Fort

The extensive ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort stand close to the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, just south of Hadrian's Wall. The fort is the site of a number of important finds, including the Vindolanda tablets dating from the 1st century. The tablets are the earliest handwritten documents discovered in Britain.

7 comments:

Ratty said...

You have such wonderful places to explore. I would love to be able to visit ruins like this. Do you get to walk among them, or is there a designated viewing area?

John said...

Ratty: we got to walk among the ruins. Only one area was cordoned off because an excavation was in progress. We turned up at just the right time as the archaeologists took a break and had a chat with us :-)

H said...

I would enjoy a walk amongst these remains.

Laura said...

You've been Scooped : http://www.scoop.it/t/rural-exploration

I didn't know about this blog until I happened to look at your profile on CMF today. I have a mild obsession with old buildings. I started a group for explorers in Ontario - http://www.flickr.com/groups/ontarioruralruins

Probably the kiss of death to add two links in a comment. But I've done it anyway.

John said...

Laura: relevant links are always welcome :-)

I love exploring old buildings, including a few I probably shouldn't! If I'm not wandered around ruins somewhere I'm probably poking around in a cave :-)

Emm said...

It looks amazing up there! I'll definitely have to make a plan to drive up there some time. I love how intact it seems - is that a trough there in the foreground?

Josh said...

Is that a bath tub in the closest ruin? It's amazing that these can actually still be preserved to this state.

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