Built in about AD 100, the villa at Lullingstone was a luxurious family home with all the hallmarks of Roman wealth and prosperity. Now situated under a protective roof, with coloured lighting filling the former rooms and cellars, these atmospheric remains offer an insight into life at the height of empire in Roman Britain.
"Lullingstone is unique because it's a family home. You can spend an afternoon with your ancestors, and see how they would have lived. Most Roman sites that you can visit are military sites, but this is about people just getting on with their everyday lives. It's where they did most of their living and working and raising their kids. It's not just about the military machine. Real people lived here."
"Personally I love the water nymphs or goddesses, they're beautiful. The villa was built around the spring that's in the cult room, and that spring is why the villa was here. I love the fact that the symbolism itself continues through our art history today."
From just £4 a month, entrance to Lullingstone Roman Villa is included in English Heritage membership, providing families with access to hundreds of attractions across the country.
Facilities On Site:
- AddressRoman Villa Lullingstone Park, Eynsford DA4 0JA, England
01322 863 467
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Opening Times Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm