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Little Solsbury Hill

Address: Bath, England
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Ranked #28 of 69 Attractions in Bath
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Believed to be the site of King Arthur's decisive victory, Battle of Mt. Badon, this high hill...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
102 helpful votes 102 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bath
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22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
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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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