Great Witcombe Roman Villa
Great Witcombe Roman Villa
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gaylelou
Cheltenham, UK12 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
A lovely place. Really interesting with useful and informative signage. Picturesque location and it had a nice energy generally.
Written 23 April 2022
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Faye Linturn
Cheltenham, UK7 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Parking nearby, and a short walk to the villa. Amazing to have something so local that is a point of interest. Can get muddy so wear suitable shoes of you are planning to do any of the walks around the villa.
Written 22 April 2022
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N H
Newton Le Willows, UK3,351 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Off the main road, down a single lane potholed road is a good car park with a short, uphill walk to this free open site.
There are good info boards dotted around the site with diagrams telling the story of the villa and the people who lived there.
There are mosaics in the bath houses which are covered in locked rooms and you cannot see them except on a few days a year, which is incredibly disappointing especially if you live a very long drive away.
Written 30 January 2022
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Steve M
London, UK513 contributions
Jan 2022
Steep 5 minute walk from the car park, the villa was well worth visiting. Some information on boards - but you do need a bit of imagination to put the ruins in context. Great location and could be a starting point for a walk on the Cotswold Way. We understood why the buildings housing the mosaics had to be closed most of the time but wondered if an arrangement could be organised to allow the mosaics to be seen through the windows.
Written 9 January 2022
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jane53England
Worcester, UK1,054 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Small car park down a narrow track off the main road.
Quite a steep climb up to the ruins but the views of the area are spectacular.
Information boards explaining the layout, belongs to English Heritage.
Written 5 October 2021
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Steve P
Southampton, UK772 contributions
Aug 2020
You can see why a villa was built here as it has commanding views over the countryside.

There isn't much left of the villa itself, and it is a little awkward to make sense of the ruins, which are interestingly on a steep slope. However, there is a pleasant tranquil atmosphere. Worth a visit if you're in the area, but not worth making a long detour for. Unless you want to tick off every Roman villa in the UK (around 35 significant - of which this is considered one) and several hundred minor.
Written 8 May 2021
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Texcalibur
Derby, UK42 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Not alot to see, one small information board at entrance, could sit amongst ruins.
Probably best when included in a walk round on local footpaths
Written 23 August 2020
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RossT1984
Braintree, UK377 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Echoing some of the other reviews - there is not masses to see as there is not much left and again the buildings housing the more intact parts were not open either of the times we visited.

However I’m always happy to view any type of Roman ruins and the walk from out hotel down the road had some lovely views. The views from the villa itself were equally great.

Our first visit was on a glorious sunny afternoon - the second on a fairly dreary and deserted morning. Both times made a lovely place to stop on our walks. Another plus is it’s free!!!
Written 23 August 2020
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bluelizard
N Wales1,089 contributions
Dec 2019
Had this small site to ourselves on a misty, drizzly morning. We had to imagine the views but the swirling mist added to the mysterious feel. A shame we didn't get to see the mosaics as no staff were on site but it's a good excuse to return another day. Take care in damp weather as the stone steps can be slippery. Small car park a short walk away. Dogs allowed on lead. Limited information so swot up before you go. Free entry.
Written 20 December 2019
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tastyfish
Cheltenham, UK31 contributions
May 2019
This is a great little introduction to Roman history for any child. I’ve taken mine here a few times and they love wandering around. The location is stunning too with some amazing walks in the nearby Cotswold escarpment.
Written 22 November 2019
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