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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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Most impressive Roman site, well presented

This really was a most impressive building, though because most of the site is occupied by roads and houses it has only been possible to excavate one of the four big wings around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This really was a most impressive building, though because most of the site is occupied by roads and houses it has only been possible to excavate one of the four big wings around a large courtyard. Nevertheless there are some striking mosaics, and a good exhibition of what has been deduced about the building. The curator gave a most lively... More 

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Swansea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Good wet weather option. Interesting site. We went later on in the day in half term week and virtually had it to ourselves. Kids enjoyed the play and drawing activities. Gave us time to admire the ruins as its a large open area where you can keep an eye on the kids and look at stuff too.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Funnily enough, the highlight of this visit for me was actually not the mosaics, which had been my main reason for going! The museum displays about the history of the palace were really interesting, and I also enjoyed the "behind the scenes" tour we took of the lab and storage rooms where they catalog and research all the artifacts. Clearly... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went early on a Saturday morning, it opens at 10.00am, & the place was very quiet then. The mosaics are just glorious, the garden is beautiful, & yes, do find the old potting shed tucked away in the corner of the site. We only had time for a half-day visit, but we will return, & will spend the whole... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The remains are made very accessible via the walkways and the labeling clear and informative. Staff are helpful and put on the video for us even though there wasn't a full complement of visitors

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Milbridge, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is the most impressive Roman site I've visited in England. The story of its discovery in the 1960s to the current exhibit are facinating; a journey through history at your feet! There were a couple of school groups at the exhibition; all talking excitedly and participating in the interactive presentations with great interest. A replica of a small section... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went earlyish not considering the amount of school groups that would be there, but then apart from noise they weren't really a problem. Defiantly get there for the 11am visit to the restoration and store, we had a total of 4 people in our group and had a fantastic visit, the curator is quite a character and passionate about... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went to Fishbourne Palace recently on a school trip and it was a really relaxing and interesting day out. Although there weren't any buildings, the only things that were left out of the fire, the mosaics, were truly fascinating and extremely well preserved; the Cupid on a dolphin mosaic looked like it had just been made-even now it would... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was only discovered by chance and has become a well-managed tourist attraction, often busy with school parties. Only a short distance from Chichester, it is well worth seeking out for any lover of history. The mosaics are stunning. We prefer to visit later in the day when the school visits are usually over.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I took my 11 year old grand daughter to England for the first time. She really enjoyed the Roman Palace. It's a great place of interest for children and adults.

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Additional Information about Fishbourne Roman Palace

Address: 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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