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Romano-British House

County Hall Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ, England
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A marvellous piece of local history

This is a wonderful find. I find it quite refreshing in its unfunny presentation. The mosaic floors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulc19642017
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London, United Kingdom
Free Site - Excavated Roman House Remains with Mosaic Floors

With limited signage it's not the easiest to find, hidden behind County Hall, however within easy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FlowerGirls08
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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County Hall Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ, England
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"underfloor heating"
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"county hall"
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"mosaic floors"
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"information boards"
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"hidden treasure"
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"an asset"
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"amazing piece of history"
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"roman town"
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"free attraction"
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"guided tour"
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"walk up"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful find. I find it quite refreshing in its unfunny presentation. The mosaic floors are truly impressive. Nearby are sections of the old Roman city wall and just opposite is a charming bridge and the chillingly named Hangman’s cottage. All in all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With limited signage it's not the easiest to find, hidden behind County Hall, however within easy walking distance of the Town. We chose to visit after working hours, 6pm, so used the Council Car Park free. Discovered in the 1930's during an archaeological dig this...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Do not drive to the venue - walk to it from the town or nearby parking - lot of parking here for hospital and other services - a short walk from the town - Afterwards you can just nip to the military museum or Dorset...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The site is well marked and formally called "Roman Town House". Before walking down from the old city wall into the site, there are several explanation signs including lively pictures of how it possibly would have looked like. These picture are similar to the findings...More

Thank huys25
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Free to visit and well worth the time to see how the Roman's lived. It was also interesting to see how far below today's ground level it is. Great place for a picnic while you enjoy the location.

Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a very good place to visit and as it mentions, is one of the most complete Roman houses in the UK. The information boards give you a good idea of how the place used to look. You can get information and a tour...More

Thank Drew186305
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

An amazing piece of history within walking distance of everything in town, and its free. There's really no excuse for not going! Only problem was that the lighting (which is operated by visitors pushing a button outside the glass panels) didn't work, but I assume...More

Thank Mary_Soph
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Close to the city centre these excavated remains are protected by a custom integrated new building thereby protecting them from the elements. Interesting information boards.

Thank Butterworth52
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stumbled upon this little gem, when we picked up a town guide. The mosaics were splendid, and the way the building had been preserved was excellent. Well done Dorchester Council. It is free and well worth the short walk from the town centre.

Thank JeffOP
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see, but a bit of a weird setup. You have to phone a number to get the info, which is a little strange, you need a mobile. Very little info on site and the site looks a little uncared with none of the...More

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