Low Ham, Nr Langport, Somerset
The main claim to fame of this tiny village on the Somerset Levels is the beautiful mosaic that was lifted from a Roman bath complex at Low Ham in 1953. It is currently on display at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton and was voted the third most important Roman treasure in England by viewers of Channel 4’s Time Team. It depicts the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas and dates back to AD350; what is really incredible is its near-completeness. The other thing Low Ham is noted for is The Church in the Field, which is worth a visit, with its utterly idyllic setting.
The village enjoys an undeniably peaceful setting among quiet narrow lanes and gorgeous countryside; nice to drive through when you’re out pootling about.