Chedworth Roman Villa
Yanworth, Cheltenham GL54 3LJ, UK
About Chedworth Roman Villa
The stone villa was first built in the early 2nd century and expanded in the 4th century. The luxurious features and precious marble mosaics lead archaeologists to believe the dwelling belonged to a very wealthy and high-status Romano-Briton family. It is one of the largest and most elaborate Roman villas so far discovered in Britain and one with the latest occupation beyond the Roman period.
Attractions near Chedworth Roman Villa
The Cotswold Hills rise gently west from the broad, green meadows of the upper Thames to crest in a dramatic escarpment above the Severn valley and Evesham Vale. Rural England at its most mellow, the landscape draws a unique warmth and richness from the famous stone beauty of its buildings.
Cerney House Gardens is a romantic English garden for all seasons. There is a beautiful secluded Victorian walled garden that features herbaceous borders overflowing with colour. There is a well-labelled herb garden and working kitchen garden. The 3.5-acre red brick walled garden has many colourful borders and seating areas. In Spring wander through the Bluebell woods down to the front garden which has more colourful borders.
The National Trust's Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire, is a Cotswold country estate and 17th century grandstand. It houses the best of the Sherborne collection, inherited from Lord Sherborne in 1982, highlights include Kent furniture and family portraits. It is England's only surviving 17th-century deer course and grandstand.
A majestic and beautiful park which was located in King Street, Cirencester. The Park has been designed to provide a range of facilities for all ages, including an adventure playground, tennis courts, mini-golf, croquet, and boules. Barbecues are also available for hire. A variety of events are held at the park throughout the year such as the Phoenix Festival, Cirencester Big Picnic, and Love Parks Week.
The Corinium Museum in the Cotswold town of Cirencester in England has a large collection of objects found in and around the locality. Its collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. The museum will take you on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.
It was originally laid out in the 1700s as a deer park by the first Earl Bathurst. Cirencester Park has been a deer park, a military base, a hospital and the venue for a Glenn Miller concert. The park is 8 km long and 4.8 km wide. Stephen Switzer may have advised on the design. Alexander Pope came here over a 30 year period and invested money in the afforestation. Its planting was Lord Bathurst's major achievment.
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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions tell the stories of those that have made a great impact on England and the world.