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Newport Roman Villa is a fine example of a Romano-British farmhouse built in 280 AD. The Villa has a well preserved bath suite with hypocaust central heating. Illustrative text panels provide a clear explanation of the site and there are artefacts...more
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This venue offers amazing value and a fantastic insight into the Roman history of the island.
It costs just £11 for a family of four (£8.80 with English Heritage membership).
The villa was discovered by workers due to excavate the site for garages to be...More
This unassuming frontage, set between thirties houses, leads you into a delightful and detailed Roman Villa. Good activities for children in the education room, and a clear insight into domestic life for a middle ranking family. Be aware that parking is difficult though.
As others have said, this is not in the same league as Lullingstone or Fishbourne, but it is interesting and there is plenty of information provided. Various children's activities were generally quite imaginative, although the quiz possibly needs a re-write, as our 10 year old,...More
I wanted to go to this site because I read the mosaic is one of the best preserved in Europe. It's on a similar scale to Lullingstone villa. The woman in the main room was very informative and enthusiastic and she spent time afterwards to...More
I recently visited for the first time since I was at school when I had little interest in history. Now about 50 years later I thoroughly enjoyed it. There are lots of interesting facts dotted about the villa but the biggest surprise for me was...More
If you're expecting a Brading, or even a Fishbourne, then rein in your expectations.
This is small, but nonetheless, it gives a good impression of the original layout, and some of the sub-ground level stuff is well presented (Lots of Roman remains suffered plundering of...More