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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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Stunning Roman mosaics

It seems that it is only by an extraordinary stroke of luck that the display at Fishbourne is even there to see these days.The enormous palace was found almost by chance and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It seems that it is only by an extraordinary stroke of luck that the display at Fishbourne is even there to see these days.The enormous palace was found almost by chance and was on the brink of being buried beneath a new housing development before it was saved by a benefactor who funded its preservation - although it is hard... More 

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London, Engalnd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Just outside Chichester is to be found one of the best Roman buildings, together with artefacts, in the South of England. Make it a must see when you go to Bosham and see the Holy Trinity church.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It can't be easy reviewing such a place that focuses on history. We didn't plan to go but decided to pop in on the way home. I didn't expect my partner to enjoy it but none the less she ended up buying 5 books to learn more about the Romans... The museum is very detailed, it takes you on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went to this on a rainy Sunday to see amazing mosaics which show how wealthy the Romans who came to Britain must have been. Only part of the North side remains and it is all enclosed in a building thank goodness but it is huge so how big the Palace must have been when standing beggars belief. You can see... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First visit today in 35 years and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Coming back to the south with my children I have been looking forward to seeing Fishbourne again which I enjoyed as a child and I wasn't disappointed. We joined in a free guide tour which covered the history of the site and what various parts of the site were... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Having passed the site a few times, I decided I should pay a visit. At £8.80 for an adult, the entry cost is very reasonable and if you gift aid the ticket becomes an year long pass. Parking at the site is free. A short 12 minute film gives an overview and history of the site. It is probably best... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Start the visit by walking through the small museum before going onto the the only surviving wing of the palace. It's all enclosed and there is a central walkway that leads you passed what's left of the rooms with their mosaic floors. There's a lady in Roman style clothing at the end of the wing with some foods and drink... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good video introduction on arrival to set the scene. Liked the guided tour, very knowledgable guide, much better than those recorded tapes with headphones as you can ask questions, and there where lots asked on my tour. Tour was in 2 parts with a gap in the middle, not sure why and would prefer to do it all together. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went with my granddaughters during the Easter holiday. There was an event on and the girls dressed up as Roman ladies ,met a Centurion ,made a sundial and were taught Roman games by two lovely young people. There was a treasure hunt and they had a great time. As adults it was amazing to see the comforts that the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Possibly a good place to visit on a rainy day. There's a small museum you walk through before looking at the mosaics. The site as a whole is fairly interesting (if you're in to that kind of thing) with one or two nice mosaics with figures and quite a few plain patterned ones. I would say, however, it won't keep... More 

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Address: Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
Phone Number: 01243 785859
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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