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“Hidden Gem”

Chedworth Roman Villa
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Yanworth
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Owner description: Considered one of the most extensive and complete Roman villas in England, this structure was occupied from the late second century to the mid-fourth century.
Oxford
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155 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

it may be tricky to find and don't be put off by the winding country lanes, you are going in the right direction! I would recommend having a tour by one of the staff rather than headphones. The place has been refurbished and the new facilities are excellent particularly for school trips, where the children were sorting bones and making mosaics in the classroom. Make sure you stop off in the cafe and try to spot the gigantic snails hidden in the garden borders. It is a very quite and peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of most tourist attractions, well done National Trust for keeping it that way!

Visited July 2012
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Rochester Kent
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A half day visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Quite hidden away but fairly well signposted.It really was interesting and an amzing place to find out in the middle of nowhere.A lot of work has been done to put a large part of it undercover and is well documneted.

Visited June 2012
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great afternoon experience......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We visited Chedworth as National Trust members, whist staying in Cheltenham. Great few hours of Roman history, and something a little different from the typical National Trust houses. The drive there is down narrow lanes and parking is a little tight, but worth the effort. The portable audio visual guides are a must, you would miss half of it and be totally lost without one, probably the best guide we have had at a property, with a 'live' style comentary telling the story, with pictures and historical notes, a little bit difficult to use at first but worth persevering with. Nice food from local Huffkins Bakery, tea made with spring water and everything being recycled. A interesting place to visit, probably not for young children

Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unexpected gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Fascinating trip for all history buffs especially as restoration work is underway right now. A little pricey though and they should have an audio tour just for kids as it's a little highbrow for pre-teens.

Visited August 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Even on a rainy day this place was still well worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Its a bit of a squeeze to get into the tight parking lot, but with rain gear on and the audio guides to help us we ventured out into this historic site and had a couple of entertaining and interesting hours. The site contains fascinating mosaics displayed in specifically built buildings that allow the visitors great views. The audio is very well produced and with a bit of imagination one is able to go back to the times to when this place was the prized possession of a rich Roman, who like many of us, appreciate the beautiful Cotswold countryside. I think the cost is 9.5 pounds. Also there is a nice cafe where a hot cuppa and cake are waiting for you.

Visited August 2012
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