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Little Solsbury Hill, Bath

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#7 of 9 in Nature in Somerset
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An Iron Age earthwork and the presumed site of King Arthur's legendary victory over the Saxons, Little Solsbury Hill offers sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and the town of Bath. The site became widely known in popular culture after 1977, when Peter Gabriel wrote a hit song inspired by and named after the hill. An hour-long hike across the countryside, through grass fields and wildflowers, will take you to a flat plateau on the hilltop 191 m (625 ft) above sea level. See the remains of the medieval field system, the triangulation station, and a turf maze made by environmentalists protesting against the construction of a bypass road. Plan your Little Solsbury Hill visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bath using our Bath travel itinerary planner.
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  • Need to get out of the city. This is one of several places to do it. The views are great, especially around sunset and the walk is refreshing.  more »
  • Walked up on a dull day, with virtually no one else around. Saw three pairs of skylarks. Met an informed walker who pointed out what we could see in the amazing vista, including the distant White Hors...  more »
  • Made famous by Peter Gabriel, this is definitely a must see attraction. Lovely little walk, not too difficult and great for families or dogs (look out for cattle at certain times of year). Different r...  more »
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  • Iron Age Hill Fort to the north of Bath with panoramic views. Good place to mark the old festival days. What's not to like?
  • Iron age fort. Brilliant walk and scenery.
  • A couple of times around will wear out the dog and give you fantastic views of the area. Look out for the remnants of the fortification.
  • I'm a big fan of Peter Gabriel... Need I say any more?
  • Amazing views overlooking Bath. It's a beautiful and peaceful space, perfect for some contemplation and reflection.

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A quintessential British town filled with quaint teashops and riverside promenades, Bath is packed with a variety of hotels suitable for a range of travel budgets. For a leisurely experience of this ancient spa destination, consider staying at a stylish B&B, where you can enjoy a private room and a hearty breakfast. To enjoy that feel of home-away-from-home and indulge in some "me" time at an ultimate urban retreat, book your rooms at one of Bath's many spa hotels. These luxury hotels offer top spa and fitness facilities, many of which are open to guests not staying at the hotel as well.
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