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“Enjoyable afternoon!”

Lullingstone Roman Villa
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Eynsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We visited earlier this week, I didn't find any problems finding the place as I had read other reviews saying it was poorly signed, it does have the brown tourist signs in place, but access is along a long narrow road with passing places. There is a charge for parking, unless you are EH members then you are given a token for free parking. The site is covered, so perfect for a visit when the weather isn't great. Good access for wheelchair users. We found both members of staff that we spoke to polite and helpful. The information displayed is simple making it ideal for children to take in the facts. A children's quiz sheet is available in the shop, this enhanced our visit as my son really enjoyed finding the answers. On the upper level there are some objects displayed and activities for school age children. There are some books that show the site being excavated. Outside is a steep bank with lots of steps, but a nice view from the top. Enjoyable day out and would recommend for families with children.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

it has all been said elsewhere - very few actual display items, poor signage inside and out, charging for car parking is an insult, bearing in mind the hefty entrance fee.

This is another example of Roman history dumbed down for kids with togas, swords, build-your-own-villa/mosaic, etc.

I am sure that an enormous number of finds were made on this site - could we not have more of theses on display and some decent information boards rather then the "can you see what the Centurion is wearing" piffle that children are supposed to appreciate - at least I didn't make my usual mistake of visiting on a school day and being surrounded by shrieking kids - with age comes experience!

Some additional photos and diagrams showing the work of the archaeologists in the 1950s would also make a fascinating display, surely?

The mosaic which potentially looks lovely, id very poorly lit/displayed - it is the high spot in a visit but I felt disappointed.

apparently they have feedback forms tucked away behind reception - as English Heritage never respond to constructive criticisms here on Trip Advisor, I guess that they are not interested Iin what the paying public thinks?

1  Thank peterhume
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

A well preserved and presented roman villa. It is well interpreted with plenty of information to give you a good understanding of what the site is all about. There is a really nice, large floor mosaic
and you are able to access the upper level by lift or stairs to view the layout of the villa and there is also a film above the exhibiton which you watch from the upper level that provides more information about the history o the villa. There are lot of artefacts to look at and a nice little gift shop. This is another good place to visit in the Sevenoaks area and is also very close to Eynsford Castle. As you travel away from these sites there is the village of Otford which has a roundabout that is actually a duckpond. Highly recommended

1  Thank M M
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I used to get taken to the Roman Villa a lot as a kid and always enjoyed it. I went back recently and had a new found appreciation for the place. It's a great place to see and the information provided on the way round, including the film they show, brings the Villa to life and gives you a realistic impression of what it would have been in its heyday. Great for kids of a school age too with lots of fun activities to keep them interested.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

English Heritage really have got it right here. As home educators it was a perfect place to go. My daughter enjoyed filling in their worksheet and our 6 year old had fun playing the Roman board game. The information was educational and not overbearing. Staff very friendly and amenable.

1  Thank BerrylandsNeia
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