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Little Solsbury Hill

Bath, England
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Ranked #40 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
Description: Believed to be the site of King Arthur's decisive victory, Battle of Mt. Badon, this high hill overlooks scenic Bath.
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Little Solsbury Hill offers dramatic views over Bath and the surrounding countryside. When you get to the top you can easily see why it is the former site of a fort, with it's commanding position. I first visited it once I realised it's the hill that Peter Gabriel was singing about in his song of the same title and I... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Aka Mount Badon..... where the legendary King Arthur won his most famous battle. It took us 3 hours to walk there & back from Bath Abbey... & though we stopped for a teabreak, we don't dawdle! It proved to be a good legstretch through the city centre, the suburbs, up the hill then... finally... through sticky mud to reach the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
100 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Likely site of Arthurs most famous battle. The battle of badon hill. No where to park and you'll need a GPS or map to get to the closest road access point. A steep but short walk to an excellent view.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great views from the top in all directions and you can walk all round the iron-age hill fort (of which there is little to see). Some routes up are muddy (from the western side near the by-pass) but with the right gear it's all part of the fun.

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Fantastic walk for the dog and what a treat when you get too the top of the hill. Panoramic views over Bath and surrounding area, A place to go in the Summer with a picnic.

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Any Peter Gabriel fan will enjoy this little walk. Fabulous views of the city and very glad to have gone, Cant see anyone who likes nice walks and views not enjoy this

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Bath, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

From the top of the hill you have a wonderful view over the city and valleys that surround the city. I live at the foot of the hill in Northend

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I take my dogs here, I have done for years...it's beautiful. The views are amazing. Well worth a visit...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Solsbury Hill is everything most people who value the English Countryside could wish for. Basic - no cafe,no amenities - parking for about 4 cars - if not park further down in Northend or Batheston and WALK up. Yes all the stuff Peter Gabriel wrote about it is true - the view of Bath is always fantastic day and esp... More

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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Fantastic! Came here as other reviewer did as a semi-pilgrammage to the song. One lane road leading to it, fortunately next to nothing traffic. No where to turn around and if you do as we did-we had to turn around in some woman's yard at the end of the lane. (Don't go that far). She asked if we were lost..."Um...yes?"... More

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