Great Witcombe Roman Villa
Great Witcombe Roman Villa was a villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain. It is located on a hillside at Great Witcombe, near Gloucester.
The remains of this large and luxurious Roman villa lie in a peaceful setting near the Cotswold Way. Once at the heart of a large country estate, the villa was built about AD 250, and lived in until the 5th century. The remains include a bathhouse complex and perhaps the shrine of a water spirit. Mosaic pavements (preserved within a modern building) hint at the villa’s opulence in Roman times.
There are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
Before you go:
Opening Times: The site is open 10am-6pm, daily, from April until October, and 10am-4pm from November until March. Please note, there is no access to the buildings which house the mosaics.
Please be aware: There are steep, unguarded drops from the walls towards the bottom of the site.
There are no guard rails around the outside of the decked areas surrounding the buildings which house the mosaics.