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“Step into the past”

Brading Roman Villa
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Brading
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is an fantastic exhibit showing the original layout, lower walls and mosaic floors of a villa that's more or less two thousand years old which is just amazing. The visitor centre is well thought out and there is plenty of information to read as you go around to help you understand what you're looking at. Do take advantage of the visitor guides at the centre who are incredibly knowledgeable ...being low season when we visited, at one point we were the only people inside and got a fantastic talk from one of the guides. One word of advice .... the temperature has to be kept fairly cold inside the centre to preserve the mosaics etc so unless you are boiling hot, do wear a coat or a jumper inside, especially if you are prone to feeling a chill.

The route around is flat so easily accessible, there are some interactive exhibits, a large shop, toilets and a tea room with both inside and outside seating. The car parking is free and there is plenty of it. There is also outside space to look at and some exhibits such as an original example of Roman underfloor heating discovered onsite.

Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

What an excellent site with appropriate modern building enclosing the ruins,there is a pleasant restaurant with some unusual cakes all in lovely surroundings, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Lots of choice from Baguettes and sandwiches to hot food. They also have mouth watering homemade cakes. The café is light and airy and the staff are really friendly

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Spend a day in the footsteps of the ancients & enjoy viewing the latest digs that have produced ancient landmarks, houses, pots, clothes, jewelry & many other items all on view at the Roman Villa. Children & Adults can use the interact attraction to improve your education about the life of the Romans, this is a fun way to learn. Lots to buy in the gift shop & enjoy tea & cakes or a full meal in rhe restaurant. For couples & for families

1  Thank Shawdiane
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Good value freshly cooked limited menu but very tasty. Ideal for lunch or afternoon tea and they cater for special occasions as well. Cakes are very scrummy!

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