Located 9 miles North-east of Chichester, Bignor Roman Villa dates back to the 3rd Century AD and is a popular family attraction. Whether you're visiting the area on business or enjoying a family holiday, you'll find accommodation in the Chichester area ranging from three and four star inns to independent city-centre hotels, country house hotels and luxury B&Bs.
Uncover Some History at Bignor Roman Villa
Bignor Roman Villa is located in the centre of the South Downs National Park, and it was discovered by a local farmer in 1811. The site was excavated shortly afterwards, opening to the public in 1814. Today, the rooms on display include a dining room and bath house, and the villa is renowned for its stunning Roman mosaics - they're amongst the best preserved and most detailed in the United Kingdom. Visitors to the villa can stop off at the picnic spot or head for the tea room for drinks, cakes and cream teas - there's also a gift shop. Throughout the year, a range of events are held here, including Roman displays by the Raven Tor Living History Group such as weapons and armour demonstrations. With many hotels offering free WiFi, it's easy to upload those holiday snapshots and share them on social media.
Stay Close to the Attractions of Chichester
There's plenty to see and do in Chichester city centre too, and most inns and hotels are within easy walking distance of the main attractions. Start the day with a complimentary breakfast at your hotel, then pay a visit to Chichester Cathedral or take a guided tour of the old city walls, to experience some more of the area's history. You'll also find a range of restaurants, bars and cafés serving everything from local specialities to world cuisine, or you could always enjoy an evening meal back at your inn.
Enjoy a Relaxing Stay in Chichester
Chichester hotels are all within easy driving distance of Bignor Roman Villa, and with most offering free on-site parking, there's no need to worry about finding a parking space. Other family-friendly amenities offered by many hotels include free WiFi, laundry services and luxurious extras such as bathrobes, slippers and flat-screen TVs, perfect for a quiet night in after a day of sightseeing and shopping.