The remains of this large and luxurious Roman villa lie in a peaceful setting near the Cotswold Way. Once at the heart of a large country estate, the villa was built about AD 250, and lived in until the 5th century. The remains include a bathhouse complex and perhaps the shrine of a water spirit. Mosaic pavements (preserved within a modern building) hint at villa’s opulence in Roman times.
There about beautiful views from the villa over the surrounding countryside.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A417. Located 5 miles south east of Gloucester off the A417, 0.5 miles south of reservoir in Whitcombe Park, 400 metres from Cotswold Way National Trail.
Public Transport Directions
Great Witcombe Roman Villa is approximately 8 miles out of Gloucester City Centre. The 852 Swanbrook service (from Gloucester to Cirencester) stops in Little Witcombe which is approximately a mile walk to Great Witcombe Roman Villa.
|Opening (1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)|
|Opening (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
|Opening (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)|
* There is no access to the building which houses the Mosaics.
Exterior: open during reasonable daylight hours every day.