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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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Given my title,I would not like to say that my expectations were no higher than the ground and 'better' therefore is probably 'good' for most. Free parking on site is a huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ElSevillano
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Benalmadena, Spain
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Benalmadena, Spain
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126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Given my title,I would not like to say that my expectations were no higher than the ground and 'better' therefore is probably 'good' for most. Free parking on site is a huge plus. Road to the site can be crowded due to a primary school just outside. Wear a coat inside!! Enter the covered site with museum to the left... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You may have seen photos of the mosaics but you have probably never heard of this place. An amazing Roman villa which lay buried for 1800 years and has still managed to preserve some of the best Roman mosaics in England. It is worth doing the guided tour. Witty and scholarly

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Vieille-Toulouse, France
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting for history buffs, however the teenage children were bored. The tour guide was full of knowledge. Make sure you take a jacket as it has to be kept quite cold in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most excellent visit to the ruins of the largest Roman palace outside Rome. The Romans occupied Britain from 55 BC to 410 AD , just under 500 years and a quarter of our entire 2000 year history from Julius Caesar's army landing in 55 BC. This covered site is a quarter the recovered floor area of a Roman palace... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating visit. The mosaic floors that have been uncovered are magnificent, and the layout of the whole massive palace is clearly explained. We were given a tour by a volunteer archaeologist, who was extremely interesting and informative. An absolute must-see for anyone interested in Roman Britain.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A really worthwhile visit, taking you back in times to the Roman period in this area, with drawings, explanations and archaeological remains.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A superb museum, the mosaic floors are astounding. I remember visiting a long time ago with my primary school and found it just as brilliant second time round! Took my 4 yr old daughter with me and was worried she wouldn't enjoy, but she had a great time. There are so many hands on activities throughout that we had to... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Had a fantastic experience handing artifacts. looking through the exhibits and seeing the amazing mosaics. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Fantastic example and feel for a Romano British Villa and garden. few walls survive above 12 inches but the floors and layout give a really good idea of the shear scale of its once huge complex. Worth watching the 13min film!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very impressive. Much larger than I expected. The mosaics are quite exceptional. Good visitor centre. Very helpful staff. Lots of interesting things for the children to see and do.

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