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“What a surprise”

Lullingstone Roman Villa
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Eynsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Have done roman remains of forts and villas and assumed that it would be all outside. When we walked through the door you were taken to an amazing place. You can see a lot of hard work went through excavation. Very informative and the short film was brilliant. Staff extremely helpful. Only negative need a bigger car park. Very reasonable prices especially as we have family membership with English heritage

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is another English Heritage Property. It is not very large but the ruins certainly give you an idea what it would be like with Romans living here.
There is a video presentation that gives you a feel for the place and some of it's history.
There are two Mosaics here and a number of artefacts to see with information sheets to inform you about the exhibits.
There are picnic benches outside for you to use.
This is well worth visiting and goes well with Down House nearby where Charles Darwin and his family lived.

2  Thank swift-simba
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We spend an enjoyable morning here. Our children loved it. It's nicely interpreted, and well laid out. A bit pricey though .....

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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.

1  Thank wheelieb0y
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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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