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