Things to see and do at Chedworth Roman Villa

Autumnal views from the nymphaeum

As well as offering an insight into Romano British history, Chedworth Roman Villa is a place of peace and beauty. Nestled in the Cotswold countryside, the villa enjoys idyllic rural views.

 

Please book ahead before visiting 

Chedworth Roman Villa is open. We’ve introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

The West Range

Chedworth Roman Villa has some of the most impressive in-situ Roman mosaics in the country, as well as bath-house rooms and hypocaust systems. You can walk along the suspended walk-ways in our modern conservation building and look down on these pieces of art.

Hypocaust systems kept water warm for the honoured guests
Hypocaust systems kept water warm for the honoured guests
Hypocaust systems kept water warm for the honoured guests

Museum and collection

The museum has fascinating artefacts which have been unearthed during on-site excavations. They give an insight into the different religions which would have been worshipped here and you can see Roman jewellery, figurines, coins and more.

Delve into the past in the Victorian museum
Delve into the past in the Victorian museum
Delve into the past in the Victorian museum

Nymphaeum water shrine

Offerings to the water goddess were made at the Nymphaeum which is still fed by the ancient water that filters through the Cotswold limestone. It is also a site for new life, and wildlife, as a number of animals that call Chedworth Roman Villa home often visit this feature. Look out of frogs, newts and Roman snails.

A nature spring or a shrine to Roman spirits?
A nature spring or a shrine to Roman spirits?
A nature spring or a shrine to Roman spirits?

Cotswold views

There are picnic benches and seating overlooking stunning views of the Cotswold countryside, no matter what the season. Who will you see visiting our bird table?