Newport Roman Villa
Isle of Wight
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Newport Roman Villa a 1,700 year old country pile!
Discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house sank foundations for a garage, subsequent excavations revealed extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse built around 280 AD.
Newport Roman Villa is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.
The well-preserved remains at Newport Roman Villa provide a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain. The Villa has a superb bath suite with, under floor heating and remnants of mosaic floors.
Sections of the Villa have been reconstructed to illustrate the building materials used; you can peep into a Roman kitchen and see a slave preparing a Roman feast.
The villa has a hands-on activity room where you can make a mosaic, repair a broken pot or weave a blanket. Discover the plants Romans would have used in the beautiful herb garden.
You can find out more about the Roman occupation of the Isle of Wight by exploring the exhibition area, which displays artefacts found throughout the Isle of Wight.