Below are instructions on getting to our sites by car, train, plane, foot and bus.

By Car

Vindolanda - A69 - leave following signs for Vindolanda (near Village of Bardon Mill). Circa 13 miles from Hexham, Circa 35 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (A1), Circa 35 Miles from Carlisle (M6). Alternative Scenic Route: Vindolanda can also be reached from the B6318. If you are using at Sat Nav, please use NE47 7JN as our postcode, however, please use the road signs to Vindolanda when you are in the local area to take you to our main entrance.

Roman Vindolanda on Google Maps

Roman Army Museum - A69 - leave following signs for Roman Army Museum (near village of Greenhead). Circa 20 miles from Hexham, Circa 42 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (A1), Circa 28 Miles from Carlisle (M6). Alternative Scenic Route: Roman Army Museum can also be reached from the B6318. If you are using at Sat Nav, please use CA8 7JB as our postcode, however, please use the road signs to The Roman Army Museum when you are in the local area to take you to our main entrance.

Roman Army Museum on Google Maps

By Train

Vindolanda - The nearest rail station is Bardon Mill. Connections can be made from Carlisle in the West and at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the East. For more information and on-line booking you can contact www.thetrainline.com or Travel Line: 0870 608 2608 or National Rail Enquiry Line: 08457 484950

Roman Army Museum - The nearest rail station is Haltwhistle. Connections can be made from Carlisle in the West and at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the East. For more information and on-line booking you can contact www.thetrainline.com or Travel Line: 0870 608 2608 or National Rail Enquiry Line: 08457 484950

By Plane

Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum - The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport which operates connection flights to most national airports including London.

On Foot

Vindolanda - Accessible from Bardon Mill by public footpaths and bridleways and is only a short detour if walking the Wall.

Roman Army Museum - Situated on the line of the Wall, this makes a convenient and informative stop between Greenhead and Walltown Quarry.

For more information - Hexham Tourist information on (01434) 652220 or National Parks Visitor Centre on +44 (0)1434 344777/344396 or contact the Vindolanda Trust at [email protected] or on +44 (0)1434 344277. All Vindolanda and Roman Army Museum facilities are reserved for visitors only.

By Bus

Vindolanda - Local Bus - Newcastle - Carlisle (via Haltwhistle and Hexham) (685/85) nearest stop at Bardon Mill or connect to Hadrian's Wall Bus at Hexham or Haltwhistle. Hadrian's Wall Bus also travels from Newcastle to Carlisle stopping at sites along the Wall. For more information contact www.hadrianwallcountry.co.uk or Hexham Tourist information on (01434) 652220 or National Parks Visitor Centre on (01434) 344777/344396.

Roman Army Museum - Local Bus - Newcastle - Carlisle (via Haltwhistle and Hexham) (685/85) nearest stop at Greenhead or connect to Hadrian's Wall Bus at Hexham or Haltwhistle. Hadrian's Wall Bus also travels from Newcastle to Carlisle stopping at sites along the Wall. For more information contact www.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk or Hexham Tourist information on (01434) 652220 or National Parks Visitor Centre on (01434) 344777/344396.

Local Bus Services

The AD 122 Bus runs from 19 April 2019 until 29th September 2019. See the routes below. Check out the AD 122 Bus timetable to check your travel times,

Travel Between Sites

Below are instructions on travelling between our two sites, Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

By Car

Vindolanda to Roman Army Museum
ROUTE 1: From the exit of the fort, turn left and make your way to A69.  Travel west along A69 to Greenhead.
ROUTE 2: From the exit of the fort, turn right and make your way to Roman road running parallel to the Wall. At the T-junction turn left and travel west along the Wall to Greenhead.

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda
ROUTE 1: From the exit of the museum, turn right and make your way to A69.  Travel east along A69 looking for brown sign post on left to "Vindolanda".
ROUTE 2: From the exit of the museum, turn left and make your way to Roman road running parallel to the Wall.  
Travel east along the Wall looking for brown sign post on right to "Vindolanda".

On Foot

Links to Google maps for the below options.       

Vindolanda to Roman Army Museum
ROUTE 1: Along Hadrians Wall - 7.7 miles undulating walk - Approx 3 hours, depending on weather conditions.

Vindolanda to Roman Army Museum - Wall Walk 

ROUTE 2: Military road ( Cycle option ) - Approx 7 miles ( 45 minutes Cycle) - This can be a busy road and a more cycle friendly option would be to reverse Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda Option 2

Cycle route - Vindolanda to Roman Army Museum on Military road

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda
ROUTE 1: Along Hadrians Wall - 7.7 miles undulating walk - Approx 3 hours, depending on weather conditions.

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda Walk - Along the Wall via Sycamore Gap

ROUTE 2: Longer Walk, however good cycle option off busier roads. 9.1 miles - Approx 3 hours walking / 1 hour cycle.       

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda (Via Haltwhistle)

By Bus

See AD122 timetable for bus link between the two sites.

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