Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa
4.5
Ancient Ruins
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors to the Roman villa at Bignor will tour the ancient site (circa AD190) that evolved over several centuries, and which houses some of the best preserved mosaics in England.
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diporglory
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Apr 2022 • Couples
A great place to visit on a sunny and warm spring day. The most impressive mosaics we have seen in Britain (and we’ve seen quite a few), and an interesting display of artefacts. There are toilets and a reasonably priced cafe. We had a cream tea outside at the picnic tables amongst the bases of Roman columns. A good day out and not far from the coast.
Written 17 April 2022
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Prophet M
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Well worth a trip. Fascinating ancient Roman mosaics in excellent condition. There's also a little cafe on site, Lovely countryside roundabouts as well with views of the South Downs.

Not terribly easy to get to on public transport, though I think there's a bus that stops nearby.
Written 27 February 2022
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Escape48798135149
Bosham, UK131 contributions
Oct 2021
Rustic, quaint and above all interesting. We visited on a cold, wet October afternoon. Initially we were the only visitors. We were made welcome and we had opportunity to talk through the history of the site and what is hoped for the future. All exhibits are clearly explained. The team room had plenty of cakes to savour. Be prepared for dull lighting on dark days with uneven floors as the site has no electricity to light the way.
Note the site closes for the winter.
Written 3 October 2021
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lighthousesunset
Leicester, UK150 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited here on a dull, chilly Friday morning. There is a small museum and several mosaic floors in various conditions. They are well labelled but, due to the lack of lighting the buildings were quite dark. There are toilets, a cafe which we didn't use and outside picnic tables. Outside there are two labyrinths imprinted in the grass and a hopscotch game. We spent an hour or so looking round. Worth a visit . Ticket prices are around £5 . Check website for opening days and times.
Written 18 September 2021
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A R
Brighton, UK87 contributions
Aug 2021
Picturesque setting for the sunflower maze, great fun for children and good facilities for picnics. Narrow lanes to get though so it helps to have a small car.
Written 29 August 2021
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Cliff J
London, UK2,128 contributions
Aug 2021
Our visit to Bignor Roman Villa was very good; the state of preservation of the mosaics is excellent. The site is not far from the main A29 but is reached via several minor roads with ample passing places. There is a large grass covered car park and a small campsite for tents but is not registered for camper vans. There is a small cafe, which at the moment is only takeaway offering hot drinks, cakes, cream teas etc. The toilets around the back, can be accessed without entering the paying part of the site but are a bit basic. The museum is good with lots of findings from the site but the signage needs updating. The mosaics are very good and easy to see and access; you can even walk on the outer edge of the mosaics, which is an experience. The buildings covering the site are in a good state of repair but the whole site is a bit tired and could do with some money (lottery money?) being spent on it. During August there is a sunflower maze to lose yourself in (extra cost). The villa was discovered by the local land owner and farmer in 1811 and is still owned by the same family!
Written 22 August 2021
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MYDOGISFINN
Emsworth, UK821 contributions
Aug 2021
Bignor is a remote place reached by minor roads. There is a modest café, large car park and a campsite. The villa has half a dozen rooms on display which features the most amazing Roman mosaics. It is like a slightly smaller version of Fishbourne which is also worth a visit.

There is a small museum area (in need of updating) but the real interest are the mosaics which have been on display for over 200 years. This is a privately run site but admission is very reasonable. There are plenty of picnic benches nearby.
Written 13 August 2021
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Mindy1001
Walsall, UK367 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience, incredible Roman findings well preserved.

Really interesting, would recommend a visit.

Good value for money and nice cafe.

The road leading to here is sometimes a single lane so take it steady 😊
Written 25 July 2021
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Greg A
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We made Bignor a stopping point between Dorchester and our home in East Sussex. The location is very tranquil and scenic, nestling on the Northern escarpment of the South Downs. The small buildings are rather unassuming but the mosaics they contain are stunning. You can enjoy a very close up view. There are quite a number of artefacts that are simply displayed with just enough information for interest. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We chatted a little to them at the end of our visit and they clearly enjoy what they do.
Written 24 July 2021
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Chimp_Watcher
United Kingdom108 contributions
Jul 2021
This was our second visit to Bignor, and it confirmed our first impression that it is a very special place, with a wonderful peaceful atmosphere. The story of its discovery and the mosaics themselves are amazing. Absolutely worth a visit - don't miss it.
Written 4 July 2021
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