The remains of North Leigh Roman Villa are set within a peaceful landscape on the banks of the River Evenlode in Oxfordshire. This 'courtyard villa' is considered one of the larger villas of Roman Britain. It was at its most extensive in the early 4th century when it included four bath suites, 16 mosaic floors and 11 rooms with under-floor heating.
Today, the rectangular arrangement of the villa is visible. However, the most important feature of the site is a nearly complete mosaic tile floor dating to the 3rd century.
Read more about the history of North Leigh Roman Villa.
Before You Go
Access: Parts of the site may be uneven and can become muddy.
Parking: There is parking available in a lay-by on the roadside. The site is about 550 metres away, along an unmade farm track.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Plan a Great Day Out
Why not complete your day out with a visit to the beautiful, Baroque Abingdon County Hall Museum and enjoy its fine rooftop views?
You could also explore the extensive, picturesque, riverside remains of Minster Lovell Hall - a popular spot for family picnics.
Or why not head up to the extensive earthwork remains of the 11th century castle at Deddington, associated with Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and half-brother of William the Conqueror.
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