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Little Solsbury Hill, Bath
(4.6/5 based on 30+ 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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  • A fairly steep climb up partly through field and tarmacked road (parking is very limited at the top) is rewarded ten-fold by the magnificent views across Bath in one direction, Bathampton Meadows and ...  more »
  • Parking in the car park at Batheaston it wasn't easy to find the start of the walk up. Once located it's quite a long slog up but well worth it for the stunning views. We walked down the other side th...  more »
  • Solsbury hill is the highest point in Bath. Or so i'm told. It's a nice enough hill but if your time in Bath it restricted i'd recommend going on a different walk. For locals, if you haven't climbed t...  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.