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Roman Snail Trail at Chedworth Roman Villa

Come and learn about one of Chedworth Roman Villa's famous residents.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This May half term we will be celebrating Helix Pomatia, the Roman Snail. This snail is one of Britain's largest and is thought to have been brought here by the Romans as a source of food almost two thousand years ago.

Learn about the wonders of the snail, study its incredible shell, and play snail-inspired games and puzzles.

Chat to Chedworth's ‘Snail Champions’ who have been tracking snails around the Villa to help us to understand more about this protected species. There will also be adventure walks with the Chedworth Ranger team where you may be lucky enough to spot a snail in and around our ancient walls.

If you do find a special snail on your visit, look but don't touch and remember that they are definitely no longer on the menu.

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