The great Neolithic
Long Barrow can be found about 1½ 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.
Witney, Oxfordshire. Tetbury 01993 775802.
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
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.
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.
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