Things to see and do at Chedworth Roman Villa

View of North Wing at Chedworth Roman Villa

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.

Access to the villa's principal rooms

Chedworth Roman Vlla 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.

Discover one of the grandest villas in Roman Britain
The mosaic floor in the West Range at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire
Discover one of the grandest villas in Roman Britain

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.

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. Echoes of the past ripple across the pool. 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.

Guided tours

Volunteer site guides bring the place to life as they share stories of the villa's history and more recent archaeological work. Tours run most days and booking is not required.

Specialist talks and tours

On some days you can enjoy a specialist talk or tour, whether you're interested in the villa's discovery, mosaic floors or on-going archaeological work. Or why not tour the villa in the company of the 4th century owner, Censorinus?

Please see the "What's On" section for dates and times.

Audio guides

There are audio guides to help you discover the history of this special place. Handsets are available from reception at £1 each.

Stunning views

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

Autumn mornings at Chedworth offer the best view
Autumn view from Victorian Lodge
Autumn mornings at Chedworth offer the best view

Local walks

The villa has a number of nearby footpaths including Macmillan Way and Monarch's Way. The woods above the site also offer lots of space to explore.

Ask at our reception desk for maps and advice.