Roman Painted House

sights / Historic

Roman Painted House information

Location
Dover , United Kingdom
Address
New St
Prices
adult/child £3/2
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun Jun-Sep
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A crumbling 1960s bunker is the unlikely setting for some of the most extensive, if stunted, Roman wall paintings north of the Alps. Several scenes depict Bacchus (Roman god of wine and revelry), which makes perfect sense as this large villa was built around AD 200 as a mansio (hotel) for travellers needing a little lubrication to unwind.