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“A wonderful afternoon's visit”

Brading Roman Villa
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Brading
Certificate of Excellence
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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A wonderful afternoon's visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

This was somewhere we had planned to go but we felt especially lucky to me a steward in the villa area who was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. She gave us an overview of the villa when we entered and invited us to come back to her if we had any questions. We had a lot of questions and they were all fully answered, with her enthusiasm shining through. I was a little worried that I'd taken up a lot of her time and apologised as we left in case she felt I was monopolising her. She just laughed and said it was a pleasure to chat with anyone who showed the slightest interest in the villa and its history. The worst part of her job was talking to someone with no interest at all.

Later, she sat with us in the cafe (which is very good) and we talked even more.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great historical visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

This is a great place to step into a bit of history. The guide was very knowledgeable friendly and gave some great talks. The mosaics were great to see and taking photos was welcomed. Although this won't fill your day it is definately worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Lovely building - well presented”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

If the Roman Empire is your thing, then well worth an hour or so of your time. Not a high point of our weekend but good nevertheless.

Visited October 2013
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Bristol
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Roman Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Wasn't expecting much from this trip, but was very pleasantly surprised. Take a coat as the walk from the car park to the entrance was chilly in October when we went. The receptionist was very helpful and very knowledgeable of the area. The villa itself was made even more real by the tour guide who had a wealth of knowledge and walked you through the possibilities of each room. The cost to get in was 'ok' and reflected the on-going maintenance needed. The cafe was really nice and welcomed after the villa visit. Great to see and understand The Roman Villa

Visited October 2013
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Educational hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

As per other reviews this is a good place to get educational insight for an hour. Guide is friendly and happy to talk informatively. Price a little high so not a 5 rating.

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