Lullingstone Roman Villa, Ancient Ruins In Kent

One Of The Most Impressive Historical Roman Sites In Kent

If you've visited Lullingstone or any other Roman site in Kent we'd like to hear from you. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. If you're looking for more suggestions of places to visit in and around the area check out our Discover Kent page. An inspiring place for young and old alike and still pretty good value for money. The remains of the Lullingstone Roman Villa are housed in a modern two storey building. A brilliant free film adds a great deal to the experience.

If you are visiting the area you might be interested to know that Lullingstone Castle is an important local mansion and also home to the World Garden one of the most important horticultural attractions in the South East. In the decade we've been publishing Kent tourism attractions user feedback has helped develop the quantity and quality of our coverage. If you have recently visited the Roman Villa in particular or the area in general we reallt like to hear from your. If you'd like to share your experience our contact details further down the page.

Evidence of the villa was first recorded around 1750 during the erection of a fence at Lullingstone deer park. Full discovery took place in 1939. Lullingstone Roman Villa is one of the best preserved Roman Villas in the country. Built around AD 100 it was inhabited for about 300 years, during which time the building was extended and altered. Mosaics, frescos and the bathing complex are just some of the features to have survived and are on view to the public.

Lullingston Mosaic

The Lullingstone Villa was positioned to overlook the river Darenth surrounded by outbuildings and gardens and stood at the the centre of a farm totalling at least 200 acres. In part because of the discoveries at Lullingstone it's thought that the Darenth Valley was a very important and prosperous part of Roman Britain.

Lullingstone Internal View

One of the most interesting aspects of Lullingstone is that for a while at least Christian and Pagan worship were practiced concurrently on different floors in the same building. Refreshments are available from a basic self service tea bar.

Wheelchair access, disabled toilets in main building, visitor toilets in car park.

Opening Hours:

  • Closed on bank holidays and at other times. Normal opening hours are 10am to 4pm. Check the website for specific details

Entrance:

  • EH Member Cost Free
  • Adult £5.90
  • Child £3.50
  • Concession £5.30
  • Family Ticket £15.30

Facilities:

  • Free audio tour in three languages
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets

Directions:

  • Nearest station Eynsford, just under a mile
  • Junction 3 M25 - A20 direction of Brands hatch -  Just outside Eynsford on the A225

Contact:

  • Lullingstone Roman Villa
    Lullingstone Lane
    Eynsford
    Dartford
    Kent. DA4 0JA
  • Tel: 01322 863467
  • Web Site: www.english-heritage.org.uk

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