Chedworth Roman Villa

The Cotswolds

This large and luxurious Roman villa was rediscovered by a gamekeeper in 1864. Though the earliest section dates to around AD 175, it was at its most magnificent around AD 362, equipped with two sets of bathhouses, a water shrine and a dining room with underfloor heating. A fine modern gallery preserves several exquisite mosaics, though yet more, unearthed recently, had to be re-buried due to lack of resources.

It's at the far end of a dead-end rural road, 4.5 miles west of Northleach and signposted from the A429.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Cotswolds attractions

1. Cotswolds Discovery Centre

3.64 MILES

Housed in Northleach’s Old Prison, at the northwest end of town, the official visitor centre for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)…

2. Church of St Peter & St Paul

3.76 MILES

The grandeur and complexity of this masterpiece of the Cotswold Perpendicular style testifies to its wool-era wealth. Although the chancel and 30m tower…

3. Bibury Trout Farm

5.57 MILES

At this long-standing trout farm, where the B4425 crosses the River Coln, visitors can wander the grounds and, between 10am and 5pm from April to…

4. Arlington Mill

5.57 MILES

Cloth produced at nearby Arlington Row was sent for de-greasing at this 17th-century mill, beside the trout farm on the west bank of the river. Now a…

5. Arlington Row

5.71 MILES

Bibury's most famous attraction, this ravishing row of rustic cottages – as seen in movies like Stardust – was originally a 14th-century wool store,…

6. Church of St Mary the Virgin

5.92 MILES

Bibury’s Saxon-built church has been much altered since its original construction, but many 8th-century features are still visible among the 12th-, 13th-…

7. St John the Baptist’s Church


One of England's largest parish churches, the cathedral-like St John's boasts an outstanding Perpendicular Gothic tower with flying buttresses (c 1400),…

8. Corinium Museum

7.33 MILES

Most of this wonderful modern museum is, of course, dedicated to Cirencester’s Roman past; reconstructed rooms, videos and interactive displays bring the…