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Little Solsbury Hill

Bath, England
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Ranked #37 of 93 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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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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100 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
147 reviews 147 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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25 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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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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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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