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Fishbourne Roman Palace

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Address: Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
Phone Number: 01243 785859
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A good mix of focus on the mosaics, with a museum tour which gives the Roman context. Also make sure you see the Baldrick film which helps explain the whole site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Bedfordshire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A good mix of focus on the mosaics, with a museum tour which gives the Roman context. Also make sure you see the Baldrick film which helps explain the whole site.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Reviewers who have mentioned that parts of Fishbourne are looking a little tired are right - the museum displays are good but feel rather late-60s, and the place as a whole lacks the modern refinement of somewhere like Brading Roman villa on the IoW. However, the video, museum displays, signage, and the sheer size of the place, all add up... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An excellent portrayal of life in Roman Fishbourne. A rich collection of artifacts and plenty of information for all ages so they can be understood in context. The remains of the villa are stunning mostly for the beautiful floors that have lost nothing of their original beauty. You get a great view from the walkways above. A good tip for... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This roman palace is a great educational site and the entry price is not too steep. The most memorable thing about visiting here though is definately the quality of the mosaics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Discovered in the 60's by a JCB driver - mind you, he had torn up about 60 foot of mozaics before he cottoned on that he was ripping up something precious. The best bit is the Curator takes you round the lab and stores for half an hour - you're basically looking at rubbish but it's Roman rubbish. The actual... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Whilst having a general interest in history I thought this would be just another find in a housing estate - err no!!! The scale of Fishbourne is big. In fact only a small part is uncovered. It is the largest Roman villa outside of Rome and the most intriguing thing is nobody knows why it was built here. The remains... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited here last week on a rainy day with two teenagers. Although it is interesting and worth a walk round the entrance fee of over £20 for three of us seems a bit high. The museum displays are looking tired with some bits missing, plaques faded etc.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We joined one of the free guided tours of the store room and it definitely added to the enjoyment of the visit, the guide was most knowledgeable. A variety of different tours are available throughout the day visiting different areas of the site. There are a number of mosaic floors to see undercover, an exhibition of artifacts and an outdoor... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I love history; I really do - and we are totally spoiled in this country. But while we normally ooh and aah at the various Norman castles scattered around the countryside, those are spring-chicken Johnny-come-lately's in comparison to what we have at Fishbourne. It started in AD43. At that time Pompeii was still thriving. The Second Temple was still standing.... More 

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Famed for its mosaics it also has a selection of Roman items housed in a small museum. It shows several times throughout the day an excellent and informative film about the excavation of the site ( partly narrated by Tony Robinson ). They have a traditional roman garden set up as well which when in bloom would be stunning. Some... More 

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