Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Considered one of the most extensive and complete Roman villas in England, this structure was occupied from the late second century to the mid-fourth century.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sarah R
    London, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really Interesting
    Try and get here for noon to be on the guided tour (no extra charge for this) -or else use the audioguide, to get a feel of what the place would have been in its heyday. It is mostly outdoors (so come on a dry day), with the better mosaics under cover, plus a small museum. There's a small cafe (cakes and sandwiches) and decent loos.
    Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for posting a review. So glad you managed to get on the free tour. We offered these from April to July 2023 on selected Mondays. If anyone stumbles across this post, please keep an eye on our website for the next round of free tours (and all our other events). All the best The Chedworth Team
    Written 17 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Nicky
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting
    The signposting isn't the best, normally they are excellent but we ended up on a narrow road convinced we'd taken a wrong turn. But after a few miles we found it .. surprised that it was so busy! There is a small cafe for snacks and drinks and a shop. Outside there are the remains of the villa, a small museum and an indoor walk through corridor which protects the tiles. We enjoyed the group tour with Steven who was funny and knowledgeable. We stayed a good couple of hours and learnt quite a lot. Would recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • MRSNECH
    Swansea, United Kingdom290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    I was surprised to find such intact mosaics in the main exhibition area. It is very interesting and the free audio guide is really helpful in explaining the site. Well worth a visit if you are around the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • David T
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting diversion
    Good stop-off on our journey. Friendly greeting by volunteer with option for free audio tour. Cafe seemed usual national trust fare so was pretty good. Well maintained grounds meant that there were plenty of views. We came face to face with a pheasant that seemed to have adopted the place on one of the lawns. Cannot comment for non members but was a great choice for a stop off.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Catherine F
    Sheffield, United Kingdom138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvellous mosaics!
    It's rather a wibbly wobbly journey to the villa but well worth it. The in situ mosaics are fabulous and the villa ruins allow you to see and imagine the villa in it's heyday! The exhibits in the Victorian house just occupy one room but are very interesting. The cafe is good and the shop has a good range of products. Overall a good couple of hours but especially if you're a Roman enthusiast
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Sarah P
    Norwich, United Kingdom389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day out
    We had a lovely visit, well laid out and presented. Lots of activities to keep children busy. Mosaics we’re incredible and knowledgeable staff keen to help. We also had a nice tea and scone in the cafe. 4 because of access, price and my own interest levels.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • HEDGIE
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive site which brings the past colourfully and beautifully to 'life'
    Beautifully preserved - stunning mosaics and equally impressive structure preserving them. Lovely part of the country and well worth a visit. Friendly and helpful staff...so beautiful and very atmospheric..amazing mosaics and huge snails! Lovely picnic area. Dogs understandably not permitted in site for obvious reasons.... **Narrow roads approaching and limited parking**
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Billythefish1
    Southport, United Kingdom1,427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Situated down a small lane the villa is situated on the base of a hill. The renovation and information is great. Personal headphones for more detail on the exhibition. Very quiet at present but most of it open. Lovely views and interesting artefacts.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • nessief
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous even on a dreary winter's day
    A lot more to see than some Roman sites. I loved the covered area over the dining hall etc. The site was muddy in places but not as bad as feared for the time of year . Good explanation boards, but you do benefit from buying a guidebook that is inexpensive. Would love to see a recreation of a room as it would have been back then. Nice cafe but only a few tables. Nice shop and friendly staff
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
  • CandPTravellers
    London, United Kingdom232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive Roman Villa
    We were totally WOWed by Chedworth Roman Villa. What an amazing story this Roman site has. There is so much to see including well preserved mosaics; and the setting over-looking a valley is stunning particularly at opening time. We are National Trust members and used the FREE audio-guide which was excellent and SO informative. The café is very small but the coffee is delicious made with the beautifully soft, local mineral water.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
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Kitkat071
Canning Vale, Australia746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We are staying in the Cotswold folding the romantic road drive over the past few days. We literally fell on the Roman villa by the national trust. A lovely part of the world. Very much worth a visit. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and it’s amazing how much has survived so many years. They have lovely picnic tables if you were to bring your own food. Plenty of extra parking. Do yourself a favor and come see how the Roman’s were so far ahead of there times.
Written 12 June 2024
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wheelchairmike
Bristol, UK288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We chose a really rainy day to visit but the staff and volunteers were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that we really enjoyed our visit. There is a very modern reception area and the staff greeted us with big smiles and lots of information. that leads out onto the site. Two wet volunteers under golf unbrellas gave us a potterd history of the site and a route to follow that took account of the fact I am in a wheelchair and the rain.

We spent along time in the West Range which is roofed and has a raised floor above some fantastic mosaics which are very well displayed either under grids, glass or in roped off rooms. The explanations were clear and would interest children as well as adults with lots of hands on activities. The volunteers were most knowledgeable and were able to cover all the questions we asked.

The rest of the villa area was interesting but the victorian walls around the north range were just at a height to prevent me being able to view what was in the rooms. There is also a small one room 'museum' in the victorian house. There is lots of space for stretching legs on a dry summer day.

We had a light lunch in the reception area where the cafe has a limited menu.

There is level access from the car park to the Reception area but it is quite steep ramp and there is a tight accessible toilet in the reception building.
The car park is very smal and some of the roads to the Villa complex are very narrow. The signage isn't brilliant but keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss the final one.
Written 5 June 2024
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Thomas Buckland
Gloucester, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a great place to visit did not disappoint the mosaics a stunning learning about all the other buildings and daily life as fascinating well worth it for any history buff
Written 2 June 2024
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Jean
Manchester, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The roman villa exceeded our expectations. Very friendly and informative member of staff talked to us about the mosaics in the main building. We spent 4 hours wandering around. The audio guide was interesting and worth getting (it's free). There were lots of activities for children to do. It was mindblowing learning how the remains were rediscovered in the Victorian era. A highly recommended NT experience.
Written 31 May 2024
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Emski P
Chippenham, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We ended up here by chance, after discovering the Villa at Great Witcombe was closed, so it was a very happy accident indeed! Lovely visitor centre & cafe with helpful friendly staff. The site is fascinating, especially the mosaics & bath houses, certainly the best I have seen outside Italy. The audio tour was informative & fun & we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Written 20 May 2024
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OldBear
Wigan, UK10,980 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Chedworth Roman Villa is a very interesting location to visit and is believed to be date from around the 3rd century. The wealthy owners had an opulent life style which is very much evident from the mosaic floors and bath houses that are still in place today.
Our fascinating visit lasted about an hour and a half for which you can have a free audio guide to listen to at your own pace. There is a small cafe, Museum and also a National Trust shop that we visited.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Written 13 May 2024
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G07
London, UK398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Interesting look into roman history in Britain. Some excellent mosaics on display. Must have been an impressive house in its day, belonging to someone important.
Written 21 April 2024
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CandPTravellers
London, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were totally WOWed by Chedworth Roman Villa. What an amazing story this Roman site has. There is so much to see including well preserved mosaics; and the setting over-looking a valley is stunning particularly at opening time. We are National Trust members and used the FREE audio-guide which was excellent and SO informative. The café is very small but the coffee is delicious made with the beautifully soft, local mineral water.
Written 3 April 2024
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nessief
Worcester, UK1,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A lot more to see than some Roman sites. I loved the covered area over the dining hall etc. The site was muddy in places but not as bad as feared for the time of year . Good explanation boards, but you do benefit from buying a guidebook that is inexpensive. Would love to see a recreation of a room as it would have been back then. Nice cafe but only a few tables. Nice shop and friendly staff
Written 18 February 2024
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Billythefish1
Southport, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Situated down a small lane the villa is situated on the base of a hill. The renovation and information is great. Personal headphones for more detail on the exhibition. Very quiet at present but most of it open. Lovely views and interesting artefacts.
Written 19 November 2023
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