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Chris Dee
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Chedworth Roman Villa

Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham Glos GL54 3LJ

Chedworth Roman Villa is one of Britain’s grandest, a legacy of the last century of Roman government, before the Brito-Roman era ended. Although, older, the building was enhanced especially in the 4th Century. It was a substantial villa, even amongst an estimated 50 villas in the Cotswolds. 

You can still appreciate the setting of this villa, in a natural valley fed by spring water. At the time this was a very desirable address, something of a statement home, as indicated by careful construction of hypocausts, temples, bath houses and mosaics. 

Visitors today can explore the site, with its bath houses and suspended walks over the mosaics.

A series of nature walks and a museum of finds complete the visit. If you’re exploring the Roman Cotswolds, you can easily combine a visit here with a trip to the nearby Corinium Museum in Cirencester. 

Keep an eye on the website for details of special events at Chedworth Roman Villa - invariably Roman themed, from Roman makeup to a Father’s Day weekend slave auction. 

Chedworth is a good place to bring a picnic and there is a small cafe.  

Sturdy footwear is a good idea on this site. 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa

Cotswolds Finest Hotels Nearby

Chedworth Roman Villa is just off the Fosse Way, the Roman road that forms the backbone of the Cotswolds. As such most hotels are within reach, including Lords of the Manor, The Swan at Bibury and Barnsley House.

Chedworth Roman Villa

Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham Glos
GL54 3LJ

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