If you build it, 35,000 people will come...

A Roman-style villa built at a Shropshire heritage site which featured in a Channel 4 series has seen visitor numbers soar at the tourist attraction, it was revealed today.

A Roman-style villa built at a Shropshire heritage site which featured in a Channel 4 series has seen visitor numbers soar at the tourist attraction, it was revealed today.

The Villa Urbana at Wroxeter Roman City, near Shrewsbury, was created for the television documentary series Ro- me Wasn’t Built in a Day.

It was built by a team of six men who completed the project during six months last year.

Constructed using traditional Roman techniques, materials and tools, the town house is a recreation of the type of merchant-owned properties that would have stood in the city 1,500 years ago.

Officials at English Heritage, which owns the site, say that since the villa opened in March it has welcomed more than 33,500 visitors.

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Comments for: "If you build it, 35,000 people will come..."

Iron Flag

But don't lean on the red dye Walls as it will ruin your clothes!!!!!

Grim Reaper

Whilst the re-created town house is well worth seeing (although for a Roman dwelling some of the work seems very roughly finished) it needs more money spending on it to improve what is on offer: replica furnishings for the rooms and perhaps some form of sound effects. At present the place is "dead".

The Original Jake

Just curious: how do you know what the finish was like on original Roman dwellings of this type?!