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Address: Bath, England
Activities: Hiking
Description: Believed to be the site of King Arthur's decisive victory, Battle of Mt...
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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First, how to get there. Coming into Bath from the A363, at the end of the road you will come to a roundabout. Do NOT go left onto the dual carriageway, take the second exit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

First, how to get there. Coming into Bath from the A363, at the end of the road you will come to a roundabout. Do NOT go left onto the dual carriageway, take the second exit (directly ahead). Drive along a little way and look out for a sign which says St Catherine's/Northend. It's a tight turn! Carry on into Solsbury... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Greats views of town and a fitting waypoint on any walk along the St Catherine's Valley. The old Iron Age fort landscaping gives it a little more interest.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

good workout to climb this hill and see the fantastic views over the town of Bath. Then on to the Bathampton Mill to recuperate with food and drink

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Harstad, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

While staying with friends at Batheaston we went on some nice walks in the area. I'd recommend both the stroll along the canal in to the centre of Bath and also up on Little Solsbury Hill. It is a limestone grassland hill with a big plateau on top, believed to have been where King Arthur fought the Battle of Badon... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went while on vacation in Bath. The taxi drove me at 7 am. I climbed up, I saw the city lights, and a bird flew out of the sky. It was worth the visit. At 7 am, Solsbury Hill is very muddy and extraordinarily slippery. Be forewarned. If you are going to climb, you can't do it where the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So we were in Bath, went to the Roman Baths. With it being so . . . .Commercial it bummed us a little. Then I noted from our Hotel, Little Solsbury Hill. I googled to find, it was in fact the Solsbury hill in the Song. It provided us a lovely hike and seems so english and out of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a wonderful day walking along the canal toward Batheaston up to Little Solsbury Hill. We got a little turned around so I thought I'd put up some instructions. The bike/walking path is along the canal and it quite lovely. Enter the path via Beckford Road which is at the end of Great Pulteney Street, (THE bridge) then to... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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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Address: Bath, England
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