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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
01243 785859
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Educational Sites, Theaters, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we saw the signs for this so thought we'd have a look, great place, I learnt a lot!! lots of mosaics,

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The beautiful mosaics and other artefacts make this well worth a visit. We had two tours, of about 20 minutes each, and the enthusiasm of the guide was really infectious, and very explanatory. Hard to believe it was buried so long and rediscovered by accident. What was the reason for its existence, and why was it so big?

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We spent a very enjoyable hour or so wandering and they have done a great job displaying the mosaics and the remains that they have. The model showed what it may have looked like and it is a shame that they could not attempt a "reconstruction" of the wing that they have. Well worth a visit

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely place but lots of schools parties with kids running around not very interested in it and we went for the relaxing walk, also said on the internet that entry price was £4.80 we got there and it was £9.00 each

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

At least a half days worth of attraction. Worth following the free guided tour to make sense of this palace and it's several hundred year evolution. A good attraction for both rainy and sunny days. Photography is allowed and there is a cafe on site.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I spent a whole afternoon here enjoying the small but extremely informative museum and the lovely mosaics, which were really interesting. Staff great and facilities excellent.

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lincoln
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We happened upon this on our way to Portsmouth, picking up a brochure in Chichester which is close by and also worth a visit. The Roman villa at Fishbourne, the biggest in the UK, is well presented and preserved. An introductory look around the museum set us up for two interesting and informative tours with Gordon Hayden, who was so... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even though the static exhibits were somewhat dingy and torn, the actual way of viewing the ancient mosaics and the construction of the palace was very interesting. I wish there had been more tours offered. The gardens were a bit neglected.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

They say you should learn something new every day. That was certainly the case when we visited Fishbourne Palace this week. We arrived and asked if we would like to take part in an artefact handling session. The session was lead by a real expert who was able to answer all our questions. It was great to handle 2000 year... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well worth a visit for the mosaics and the museum. Very friendly staff and well set our exhibits. Especially well laid out for children of all ages and some 'hands-on' activities.

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