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  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, UK800 contributions
    It’s amazing to think that the remains lay undisturbed for almost 2,000 years and only discovered around 50 years ago. Unlike many Roman sites this is purely a domestic setting, there’s no amphitheatre or forum, so you’re really looking at how the Roman elite lived. The impressive mosaic floors are exactly where they were originally laid, sadly many are distorted by shifting of the often waterlogged land. The site is vast, considering that half of it is under the adjacent houses.
    The museum has interesting themed panels and contains the usual artefacts that are found in many provincial towns with a Roman past. There’s a refreshing absence of interactive gimmicks so it may not appeal to families although at the time of our visit there were two school parties who were well supervised and busy completing worksheets.
    We spent a couple of hours indoors and out and felt it was reasonable value for money. In this day and age it’s reassuring that the site is managed by the local archeological society instead of English Heritage or the National Trust.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Jugreenwood
    4 contributions
    Words are not enough to describe this,
    I took my husband as a surprise 60th Birthday present and it did not fail in any way,
    We were greeted by bubbles and fizzy the dogs and shown to number 3 lodge, which has a view over the vines without interuption. Despite the English weather, the outside tour with Vlada was informative and the tasting was divine. Who knew that honey and cheese and fizz all went together so well! Great value for sure. Then off to the lodge for a jacuzzi for two, the ready for an evening meal. The Team recommended the sublime Anglesy Arms and we took a romantic stroll through the vineyards to get there. Settled into the largest bed with the most amazing view we slept like royalty and woke to a wonderful picnic basket of warm breads and breakfast outside our door. We had to be dragged out of the lodge as we loved every second and we will return
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • cornishcat21
    Hampshire, UK47 contributions
    Gardens have been tidied considerably in recent months and most areas looking lovely. I’m not sure about the rubble in the new dry garden, including old electric plugs, but I guess that’s a matter of taste. Good to see new types of gardening being introduced.

    Sad to see covid measures from last year abandoned completely. Instead of entering through a spacious outdoor area, with a lovely choice of plants for sale, you are now back to entering through the poky and crowded shop. Plants are back in a side area, which most people didn’t seem to even visit. Plastic screens between staff and customers have been removed. Shame as many vulnerable people were reassured by these improvements and still need these measures.

    It would be great to still have a separate entrance to the garden thus avoiding the large number of people shopping, browsing and visiting the toilets, which are also in the cramped shop area. Also would be good to have the entrance queue separate from the shop purchases queue as there are currently only two till points to do both jobs. Just causes queues and wastes time.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • SarahHawkes
    Crawley, UK65 contributions
    Small carpark, refreshment van there, which was welcome! Good gravel path through countryside to yew trees, oldest in Europe. Their trucks & branches are beautiful. Well worth a visit.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, UK800 contributions
    The cathedral is free to enter with a suggested donation of £5pp for which there are contactless card readers and the more traditional chests. Unlike certain other cathedrals there is no entry desk nor volunteers keeping watch on the visitors so we were more inclined to give!
    The volunteers at the doorway who greeted us provided a leaflet without needing to be asked and suggested a starting point. Guides were available for those who wanted one. The cathedral is light and airy, without gloomy nooks and crannies. There are several small chapels, ancient tombs and more recent commissions such as the bright tapestries and a stained glass window designed by Marc Chagall.
    There’s less to linger over than in, say Durham, but nonetheless we happily spent over an hour. We didn’t see any sign of the peregrines that keep the pigeons at bay.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, UK800 contributions
    During a short break in Chichester we were lucky to coincide with a run of The Taxidermist’s Daughter which is set in the local area and makes reference to some of the places we had discovered. The production was technically very sophisticated, especially the storm special effects. This is a modern, purpose built theatre with a thrust stage similar to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford and actors join and leave the performance in close proximity to the audience. The view from the mid priced seats was very good, entrance and exit from the auditorium was quick and well supported by the marshals.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • LAURA E
    Shefford, UK166 contributions
    We visited on a sunny spring day, with the gardens looking great. We were able to use a blue light card to get a discount on entry (I think RHS members are free). I felt there wasn’t much to see in the palace, the gardens are the main attraction with the wells which give the town it’s name. There are some lovely views of the palace and cathedral.

    The public can access the grounds and walk around the moat and visit the cafe. When we visited they were getting ready for a cinema showing of Hot Fuzz (15th anniversary) which was filmed in Wells and a wedding which meant the palace was shut in the afternoon (so worth checking the website in advance before you go).

    The tickets are valid for a year so it would be nice to go back and see the gardens through the seasons.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • John G
    Tibshelf, UK519 contributions
    The Museum covers a large area along stony paths , my mobillity scooter gave me access to much of the site but a scooter with small wheels would have problems. We met several of the Volunteers ach one showing their enthusiasm and knowledge about the buildings.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Ian G
    Brighton, UK40 contributions
    We took a tour & it was an amazing experience.
    We had such a lovely afternoon at Goodwood house.
    What an impressive building. From the minute we entered the house we were transported back to a time of opulence & grandeur.
    The staff were all lovely especially Emily in the tea room.
    She actualy enhanced our visit by making us feel so special.
    Even the young security guy we spoke to as we left was so happy to tell us a little more about the house to add to our knowledge.
    Thank you for choosing such beautiful staff who made our visit so memorable.
    We will never forget it & will definately return.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, UK800 contributions
    Unfortunately the tide was out when we visited so we were not able to see the unique features of the village when the sea laps the cottages and the boats were grounded in the mud rather than bobbing up and down. We walked around the quay in less than half an hour (there was an easterly wind) and spent the remaining time in the craft centre which had high quality items made of wood, glass and metal and a decent cafe serving homemade cakes etc. The public car park is well signposted and not expensive. It’s worth a visit if you are passing.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • JohnEdLondon
    London274 contributions
    Wonderful display of modern art in a very agreeable space.. Well worth a visit. Excellent cafe/restaurant on ground floor.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Sarah A
    6 contributions
    I booked tickets as a surprise for my husbands 50th birthday and wow what a great day we had. We booked tickets for the Richmond enclosure which was just beautiful, I also booked a table in the horse walk grill, however after approx 1 week of booking I received an email to say that we had been moved to the double trigger at no extra cost due to unforeseen circumstances. Im not sure what the unforeseen circumstances were because when we got to the races course both restaurants were open. It wasn’t of great concern though as views were just as good, just a different menu, however PLEASE BE VERY AWARE THAT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT OF TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY STAFF AT THE DOUBLE TRIGGER RESTAURANT. When I ordered I informed our waitress of my allergies and she in turn informed the kitchen, however it was only after I started eating that I realised that my food contained the exact thing which I know I can’t have. I am grateful that my allergies aren’t life threatening in such small doses but if I hadn’t realised so soon I don’t know what would have happened. The waitress was very apologetic - not really her fault as she had passed on to the kitchen this information. We asked to speak to the manager who after approximately 30 mins came by to ask if I was ok. That was it! No apology whatsoever from him and it didn’t even seem as though it was a serious issue, it seemed as though he was just concerned we were after a free lunch, which we absolutely weren’t, I just want to make it clear that food allergies are so incredibly serious.

    Apart from this we were lucky to enjoy a wonderful day, the Richmond enclosure itself has wonderful clear views and right by the finish line. The grounds are very well kept and all staff, apart from the restaurant host who disregarded our concern for food allergies, we’re incredibly helpful and very courteous.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • RoseThistleLady
    London, UK113 contributions
    A great wee museum with some fascinating Roman antiquities. Plus, the staff were brilliant and knowledgeable. Recommended.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Paul F
    Caversham, UK209 contributions
    Great was to get across to Bosham after parking in Itchenor. The ferryman was very friendly and helpful with our questions about Bosham.
    Written 17 January 2022
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  • SarahHawkes
    Crawley, UK65 contributions
    Enjoyed visiting this city. Good compact shopping area with interesting shops. Lovely buildings around the Cathedral
    Written 26 April 2022
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