Great Witcombe Roman Villa | Day Out With The Kids

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Great Witcombe Roman Villa

  • Great Witcombe
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Currently Closed

Some English Heritage gardens and historic sites have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.

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Attraction Information

The Great Witcombe Roman Villa is set in beautiful countryside and thought to be one of its kind left standing in Britain. These rare remains reach several feet high in a few places and give you a good idea of how large the Villa used to be.

There are brick buildings which protect the historic mosaics, but you should be able to see these if you peep through the window. There are also the remains of a shrine, possibly that of a water sprite, which kids will love! It's a great place to give some secret schooling on the Romans or boost their school work if they're studying the period.

This place will give kids a good sense of history and also a chance to run around. Dogs are welcome too, provided they are on leads so this is a good place to include in a walk through the area. Dog owners are of course expected to clear up any dog mess!

Please bear in mind however that the site is quite steep with unproctected slopes and there are no clear paths once inside it. It's also worth noting that although there is a building here with original mosaics there is no actual access to that building, sadly.

It is also worth noting that the terrain may be difficult for pushchairs or wheelchairs so saddle up the baby backpack or put bigger little legs to the test!

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Opening hours

April - October Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm November - March Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm



Travel & Contact Information


, Great Witcombe, Gloucestershire, GL3 4TW, England

Phone number

0117 9750 700



Click here to visit Great Witcombe Roman Villa's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Great Witcombe Roman Villa has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Great Witcombe Roman Villa has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Great Witcombe Roman Villa has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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