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Fishbourne Town Information

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One of the most important Roman villas discovered in Britain was unearthed in this West Sussex village in the 1960's and has now become a tourist attraction in its own right.

Fishbourne Royal Palace has 100 rooms and was occupied during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

It may have been home to the Celtic chieftain Cogidubnus, a viceroy of the Romans.

 A Mosaic at Fishbourne Roman Palace - Photo © Lynne Glazzard
A Mosaic at Fishbourne Roman Palace -
Photo: Lynne Glazzard CCL

Parts of the walls, bath and heating system can be seen as well as an elaborate mosaic floor, one huge panel displays a winged boy riding a dolphin.