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Brading Roman Villa

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very interesting place

I missed this place last time in the Isle of Wight so was determined to get there. I took a taxi... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Hidden Gem

Fascinating Roman villa remains in a beautiful building provided by Lottery funding, making an all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Morton Old Road, Brading PO36 0PH, England
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All reviews mosaic floors under cover well worth a visit modern building rainy day excellent mosaics information boards underfloor heating preserved mosaics excellent cafe interesting place isle of wight dressing up fantastic visit couple of hours volunteer guides interesting visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I missed this place last time in the Isle of Wight so was determined to get there. I took a taxi from the hotel as I was with a coach tour and went alone. Thanks to Akar taxis. The mosaics here are wonderful and quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating Roman villa remains in a beautiful building provided by Lottery funding, making an all weather attraction with a great cafe offering a good selection and good service. After an introductory talk we were free to read the information and marvel at the condition of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I rode the bus from Ryde, and the driver kept us from making an early departure, saving us a LOT of walking time. If you are going by bus, tell the driver where you're going. We walked maybe 1/2 mile to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The preserved mosaics are claimed to be the best preserved example of their type in Europe, and we wouldn't disagree with that claim. The guides confirmed that most of the mosaics are still in situ, and have not been disturbed. Their state of preservation is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Would not have believed it that in a side room there is a wonderful collection of puppets: YES, Puppets. This for me made the visit worth it though I think that the entry cost of £8.75 each (and this is for seniors) is way too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A really well preserved site. The volunteers that help run it were extremely knowledgable and seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge. Well laid out, and something to do on a rainy day, as it is all undercover. There are activities for children, that may help...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol J
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited the Roman Villa at Brading for a couple of hours of history amongst other attrations on the day. First the only negative: No doubt for preservation purposes, it is enclosed in a modern looking building which tends to take away the historical feel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ian c
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Ok, the conservation and preservation here is good but the imposing new building seems superfluous and distracts from its contents. There are some good (informative) sign boards, but mostly it seems odd to enter the 'villa' through a side wall (why not the front entrance?)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Take your time and read all the information attached to the exhibits to fully enjoy your time here. The mosaics are great and it is surprising to see how much of them remain intact. Very interesting to learn what was found in the well. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PWH2013
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I traveled by local bus and the friendly driver indicated where to alight. It was a short walk down Old Morton Lane. The villa is housed in a Lottery funded timber building, so that it is shielded from the elements. What a gem! What a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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