From the National Trust archives
Visit Chedworth Roman Villa in Cheltenham
Cradled in a beautiful Cotswold valley rest the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain.
Evidence for the first stone structure at Chedworth Roman Villa dates to the 2nd century AD. This relatively simple structure consisted of three detached buildings, each of a few rooms.
Over the next two centuries the villa was extended and improved, reaching its heyday in the 4th century AD, between 360-380AD. During this time Chedworth Roman Villa was a place of wealth, luxury and comfort. Imagine stunning mosaic floors, extensive bath house rooms and features made of marble so precious it was usually reserved for the imperial family.