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Little Solsbury Hill, Bath

(4.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • It can be a little tricky to drive and park to this place but it is a great stroll around. There are public footpaths that join up to this hill though. get out the OS Map.  more »
  • We regularly visit this place. It is hard to get to unless you don't mind a bit of an uphill walk or have access to a car. The views and the peaceful nature of the place are worth it though. Do wear w...  more »
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  • I'm a big fan of Peter Gabriel... Need I say any more?
  • 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.
  • Amazing views overlooking Bath. It's a beautiful and peaceful space, perfect for some contemplation and reflection.
  • Great natural landmark with magnificent views of the city of Bath and beyond.