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Rockbourne Roman Villa

New Forest

Type:Historic Site

Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3PG

Tel: 01725 518541

Rockbourne Roman Villa


Situated in picturesque and peaceful south west Hampshire, Rockbourne Roman Villa is the largest known Roman villa in the area.

The villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD. The villa remains include bath houses, living quarters, farm buildings and workshops. During your visit, you can explore the villa’s archaeological remains and also see some stunning mosaics, which were once part of the underfloor heating system, as well as the outline of the villa's forty rooms.

There’s plenty of room in the grounds for children to run around, and in the site museum, they can enjoy dressing up as Romans, have fun with Roman themed-games and quizzes or build their own LEGO® villa. The museum also houses displays of many of the fascinating objects found during excavations, showing what life was like for the Roman Britons who lived at the site over 1,600 years ago. Tea, coffee and ice creams are available to buy, and there are picnic tables outside to use. 

Admission charges apply. Free entry to members of Association of Roman Archaeology, Young Archaeology Club & National Art Pass members. Free access to the shop and café. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - with 10% donation£4.25 per ticket
Adult - without 10% donation.£3.85 per ticket
Child (5-15) - with 10% donation.£3.00 per ticket
Child (5-15) - without 10% donation£2.70 per ticket
Concession - with 10% donation£4.00 per ticket
Concession - without 10% donation£3.60 per ticket
Family - with 10% donation.£12.00 per ticket
Family - without 10% donation.£10.90 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - to remains.

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On site parking - Free


  • Cafe
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available - Hot drinks and ice creams.

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - In grounds only.
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Family Activities


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2018 - 22 July 2019)
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00
Open (23 July 2018 - 2 Sept 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Open (3 Sept 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Open April - October. Last admission 3.30pm.

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