Gladiators set to visit Bignor Roman Villa

The Gladiators are set to return to Bignor Roman Villa for a living history event.

Guests are invited to come along to see Gladiators in action, training and fighting on Saturday and Sunday. June 3 and 4. There will also be the chance to try archery with some experts.

Visitors can ‘meet the ancestors’ and learn about Roman herbs and lots more from the wonderful Raven-Tor historical re-enactors who will be doing demonstrations throughout the weekend.

The villa was a rich working farm in Roman Britain and the land is still farmed to this day by the Tupper family, descendants of George Tupper, who discovered the site whilst ploughing in 1811. Visitors can walk amongst the world-class Roman remains and see the exquisite mosaic floors.

There is a large picnic area with stunning views, and the tearoom will be serving cakes, cream teas and locally produced ice cream.

With access to fabulous countryside walks, plus children’s activities and stunning mosaics in the villa there will be something for the whole family.

The villa will be open from 10am until 4pm. Normal admission to the Villa applies, and there is ample free parking. For further information, visit

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