Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester

For 900 years the Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester, and at Fishbourne you can marvel at the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain.

Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex

 

On the outskirts of Chichester, lies Fishbourne where you can explore the Roman Palace. This is a first-century home and outstanding archaeological site. Get hands-on at our exciting family events and marvel at the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain.  Discovered in 1960, the North Wing of this remarkable building is an important attraction for anyone interested in learning more about Roman life, art and architecture.

 

Dating back to the beginning of the Roman occupation of Britain, the Roman Palace offers visitors of all ages a unique experience.  Among the remarkable remains of the North Wing, lie over twenty mosaics including the spectacular Cupid on a Dolphin.  Visitors can also view the under floor heating system,  and corridors from the elevated walkways.  An introductory film shows how the Palace may have looked 2,000 years ago and free guided tours are available every day.

 

The extensive grounds of the Palace offer visitors the opportunity to stroll around the formal Roman garden carefully replanted to its original plan, featuring box hedging and staked espalier fruit trees. Step beyond the archaeology into the plant display area, displaying herbs and vegetables of the period, including those used in cooking, medicines and dyeing. Find out more by venturing into the Roman Garden Museum; a delightful experience for gardeners of all ages. The Museum Gallery displays a wide range of Roman objects found during excavations on the site. These include beautiful jewellery and personal items and a sculptured marble head that is believed to be a rare image of the Emperor Nero, as a child.

 

Depart Approx. 17.00

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol- We The Curious
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle -Argos/ Bunnings Worle - Argos/Bunnings Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
Worle-Preanes Green Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
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