Hedley Centre Accommodation Information for the 2022 Season

We have five bedrooms in the Hedley Centre which are set up as spacious single rooms with en-suite shower rooms. These can also turned into twin / double rooms if two excavators would like to share. We provide each person with a set of towels and bedding and these are refreshed during your stay. Each bedroom has a smart TV with access to several British and foreign channels.

A safe is located in each room so that you have somewhere to keep your valuables during your stay. There is also a mini fridge in each room along with tea/coffee making facilities.

Breakfast and a pack lunch are provided as part of the Excavate and Stay package.  

A cooked or continental breakfast will be served in the dining room between 8.00 a.m.and 08.30 a.m and you will be provided with a packed lunch for each day of your excavation, this can be collected from the common room after breakfast each morning.

Residents have the option to prepare their own evening meal within the Hedley kitchen, eat at one of the many local restaurants or order a take-away. There is an open plan lounge and dining area with comfortable seating, a large flat screen TV  and a dining table where breakfast will be served and your own evening meals can be eaten.

If you wish to bring a car with you, a secure gated car park is located directly behind the Hedley Centre.

There is a heated boot room located at the southern end of the building, this is for residents to leave boots and waterproofs to dry out ready for the next day’s excavation.

Access to the Kitchen is available to all residents of the Hedley Centre, each room is allocated a lockable cupboard. The Kitchen has a range cooker and microwave for residents use to prepare their own meals. Residents will be responsible for ensuring that they clean dishes and workspaces after use and maintain the kitchen in a hygienic and safe manner. Crockery, Cutlery, cookware and utensils are provided within the kitchen.

Residents will be provided with a list of supermarkets who offer a delivery service to the Hedley Centre and can pre-book online prior to their arrival. An information leaflet with local pubs and restaurants as well as take away options will also be made available to residents. 

The Excavate and Stay options for 2022 are:

Excavate & Stay - Single Room: £1050

Excavate & Stay - Twin Room: £1700

This is for a 12 night stay at the Hedley Centre (arriving the Sunday before excavation starts) and includes the excavation fee of £180.00. If required an additional Friday night can be booked at the end of your stay.

We ask that all our volunteer excavators become Friends of Vindolanda before they arrive to excavate. This means they will be able to visit our sites outside of the excavations and will be invited to our annual Friends Day which rounds up the year and the excavations.