Bignor Roman Villa

West Sussex


Bignor Lane, Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH

Tel: +44 (0)1798 869259

Bignor Roman Villa


Bignor Roman Villa is the stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in a spectacular Downland setting. One of the largest villas open to the public in Great Britain, with some of the finest mosaics all in-situ and all undercover.
Walk on original floors dating back to 350AD and imagine the excitement of George Tupper who in 1811 uncovered the Summer Dining Room Fountain after striking it with his plough. The site still remains in the ownership of the Tupper family and has just become a registered charity.
Come and see the unique Georgian covering buildings that have protected the site so well for over 200 years. The buildings are unique and historically important in their own right.
Enjoy our museum tearoom, picnic area and gift shop with exquisite views of the South Downs. Outside the Roman Villa, walk through the beautiful Nyetimber vineyard and explore the endless footpaths and stunning villages in the heart of South Downs National Park.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Majority of areas – see our website for access statement
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Yes by the ticket kiosk
  • Ramp/Level Access - ramps in places
  • Wheelchair user accessible - in places


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Gluten free choices available
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs not permitted in museum or tearoom but are welcome in carpark and picnic area. See website for more details.
  • Event Venue
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 4 hours
  • Booking essential - For schools and groups please
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - Please call for details
  • Min group size - Please call for details
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Parts of indoor/undercover
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Parts of outdoor/not covered
  • Smoking Some Areas - In the car park
  • Village Location - situated in the village of Bignor

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Yes at a charge


Map & Directions

Road Directions

For visitors coming by car or coach our address is Bignor Roman Villa, Bignor, RH20 1PH. By all means use our postcode and in your SatNav to get near us, but when you see the brown signs, follow those, rather than your SatNav. We have ample free parking and designated disabled parking spaces which are located near to the ticket office. Our site lies about six miles north of Arundel and is signposted both from the A29 and the A285 roads. If you are coming by coach it is advisable to come in from the A29 at the bottom of Bury Hill. The site has ample free parking for cars and coaches.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Amberley. Compass travel operates their number 99A bus service from Chichester via the Villa Sundays and Public Holidays, leaving Chichester at 11:45 and returning from the Villa at 15:00.

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