The South Sights

Brading Roman Villa

  • Morton Old Rd. Map It
  • Brading
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Fodor's Review

Housed within a striking wooden-walled, glass-roofed building 1 mile south of Brading are the remains of this substantial 3rd-century Roman villa, with original walls, splendid mosaic floors, and a well-preserved heating system. The mosaics, depicting peacocks (symbolizing eternal life), gods, gladiators, sea beasts, and reclining nymphs, are a rare example of this type of floor preserved in situ in a domestic building. A new space hosts related temporary exhibitions, and there's also a café at the site.

Sight Information

Address:

Morton Old Rd., Brading, PO36 0EN, England

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Phone:

01983-406223

Sight Details:

  • £9.50
  • Daily 10–5; last entry at 4

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