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Brading Roman Villa

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Address: Morton Old Road, Brading PO36 0PH, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 406223
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Good for history/architecture fans

We called in here for 30 minutes and wished we spent twice as long here. The Villa consists of 11 excavated rooms built between 43AD and 4th Century AD by Romano Britons... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here for 30 minutes and wished we spent twice as long here. The Villa consists of 11 excavated rooms built between 43AD and 4th Century AD by Romano Britons. Beautiful mosaics on the ground which have been staggeringly well preserved. The building surrounding the excavation is modern and suitable, with a nice cafe there too.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a unique view of how this roman villa operated. The heating system underfloor is quite amazing Do not leave this place without a visit to the café attached to the villa. Good clean food and a lovely peaceful setting to go with it.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location and mind blowing to be on a site that has uncovered human habitation ffrom 2000 years ago, including underfloor heating that was installed by the Romans! Looking towards the ocean it's a view that can just take you back in time. Very knowledgable docents and a great cafe to enjoy a drink and snack

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing place to see the remains, artifacts and mosaics of a 2000 year old Roman villa. The site is terrific, with free parking, a shop, cafe and occasional exhibition.

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Thank davidzmitchell
Wareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a beautiful building the remains are easy to see. Plus excellent exhibition of face masks from around the world. Cafe definitely worth a visit.

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Kempsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly we're both Romano-files, but this still ranks as an out-of-the-ordinary attraction of its type, consisting of the outdoor 'floor plan' and the villa mosaics and artefacts indoors, alongside a pleasant cafe (with a local art exhibition when we visited), shop and activity areas. One could even add a local walk on the numerous footpaths on or around Brading Down,... More 

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Thank esfunnell
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

For anyone interested in Roman and Romano-British Britain this is a must. The story of the villa's rediscovery form the late ninteenth onwards ius also fascinating.

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Thank John H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Tea was served using thick coffee cups that were chipped as was the milk jug. The chap serving was not in the least bit friendly and slapped drinks on tray and walked off. Lovely! If you dont want to be there get another job.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a very good site, well worth a visit. It is mostly undercover with a well directed route to easily observe the tessellated pavements which are the main attraction. There are lots of information boards to read and activities to undertake. This is an excellent place to bring children. It was a very large villa, but sadly before it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely day here. Very informative and lots of interaction for the children. Set in beautiful grounds and amazingly well preserved Roman relics and mosaics. Fantastic cafe and well stocked gift shop & craft activities for the children. Only thing preventing me giving 5 stars is the fact I was charged entry for my 4 year old daughter and... More 

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