Hedley Centre Accommodation Information for the 2024 Season

The Hedley Centre has 5 bedrooms located on the first floor of the building.

We have four single bedrooms in the Hedley Centre each with en-suite shower rooms, and each period one twin or double room will be available for excavators who would like to share a room with partner or friend. 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.

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 your  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.

The Hedley Centre does have a part time housekeeper to ensure that all areas are kept to a good standard, however we do request that guests are respectful of other residents and clean kitchen and eating areas after use.

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 rates for 2024 are:

Excavate & Stay - Single Room: £1200

Excavate & Stay - Twin Room: £1800

This is for a 12 night stay at the Hedley Centre (arriving the Sunday before excavation starts) and includes the excavation fee of £220.00. If required an additional night can be booked for the final Friday of your excavation period ( Single - £60 , Twin - £100 ). 

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.

Visit our Local Accommodation page for more information about other accommodation providers in the area.