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There are a number of historical sites in Gloucestershire which are owned by the National Trust. Visit the website for further details on where the properties are

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Belas Knap

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

The great Neolithic Long Barrow can be found about 1 miles south west of Winchcombe, along a narrow lane to Charlton Abbots. The monument sitting on top of a hill overlooking Humblebee Wood.  was built about 3000BC and extends 178 feet. Excavations  were carried out in 1863-5 and 1928-30. 
No admission charge.

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Bishops Palace

Witney, Oxfordshire. Tetbury 01993 775802.

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Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults

Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset. Telephone 01225 422462.

The Heritage Vaults tell the story of Bath Abbey and its 1600 years of history. The exhibition includes Saxon and Norman stonework and a reconstruction of Bath Cathedral. The Vaults are open everyday except Sundays, and religious bank holidays. There is an admission charge

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Brackenbury Ditches

North Nibley, Gloucestershire.

This unexcavated Iron Age hill fort is  4 acres in size. Although overgrown somewhat, the ramparts , ditches and the entrance at the south end are visible.

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Chedworth Roman Villa

Yanworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ. Telephone 01242 890256.  

This National Trust property is near Yanworth and  about 3 miles from the Fosse Way  lies in a wooded valley and is probably the best surviving Roman villa complex in the country. The villa was discovered in 1864 by a gamekeeper and became the property of the National Trust in 1924. 
There is an admission charge and the villa is open February to November.

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