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Cirencester Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


The "Capital of the Cotswolds", which remains this prosperous rural area's market town, was founded as a Roman fort called Corinium. By the 2C AD, it had become a fortified town, almost equal in size to London, at the heart of a productive landscape of villa estates. The confusion and devastation of the Dark Ages was followed by a long period of prosperity from the wool trade, enabling the construction of the town’s fine parish church.

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Tourist attractions Cirencester : Things to see and do

  • Church of St John the Baptist Interesting

    Market Place GB - Cirencester GL7 2AG

    This typical building, one of the "wool churches" of the Cotswolds, is both beautiful and fascinating. The high tower dates back to 1400-1420 and is supported by solid flying buttresses. Standing above the town, it is visible from miles aro..

  • Corinium Museum Interesting

    Park Street GB - Cirencester GL7 2BX

    This modern and well-designed museum retraces the history of the Cotswolds from their formation to the present day. Its Roman heritage is enriched by many objects discovered in the area, especially a rare series of mosaic paving.

  • Cirencester Old town

    Broad Avenue GB - Cirencester GL72

    The old town is dense and surrounded by parkland from two large estates: the abbey, which was totally destroyed during the Dissolution, whose gardens lead to the pretty Churn, and Cirencester Park, a fine French garden with Broad Avenue that leads th..

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Hotels Cirencester

  • Barnsley House Hotel

    Barnsley GB - Cirencester GL7 5EE

    Situated in Cirencester, 11 km from Cotswold Water Park, Barnsley House Hotel boasts a terrace and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD p..

  • The Crown of Crucis Country Inn and Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Ampney Crucis GB - Cirencester GL7 5RS

    Prix Prices from : 57 £

    In the heart of the peaceful Cotswolds, this 16th-century inn is set beside scenic Ampney Brook with a wood-beamed bar and restaurant. The historic town of Cirencester is just 5 minutes’ drive away. The Crown of Crucis Country Inn Hotel is a friendl..

  • Corinium Hotel & Restaurant

    12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester GB - Cirencester GL7 2DG

    Quietly situated in one of Cirencester’s oldest streets, this delightful, privately owned hotel and restaurant is just 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Located in the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, the Corinium dates back to the 16th century and p..

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Restaurants Cirencester

  • Village Pub Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    GB - GL7 5EF Barnsley

    With an interior straight out of any country homes magazine, this place has the cosy, open-fired, village pub vibe down to a tee. It has four intimate rooms and a carefully manicured terrace. Appealing modern British dishes and irresistible nibbles f..

  • Fleece at Cirencester Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Market Pl GB - GL7 2NZ Cirencester

  • Kings Head Comfortable restaurant 

    24 Market Pl GB - GL7 2NR Cirencester

    A popular, modern restaurant on the ground floor of a stylish hotel; start with a cocktail at the bar or by the inglenook in the clubby lounge. The menu offers sharing boards, hearty classics and Cotswold beef cooked on the Robata grill.

  • Made by Bob Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Unit 6, The Corn Hall, 26 Market Pl. GB - GL7 2NY Cirencester

    The name says it all: Bob makes most of the products himself - be it for the informal eatery or the crammed deli - and the rest of the ingredients are organic and locally sourced. Service is bright and breezy, and the flexible daily menus are appeali..

  • Jesse's Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    14 Blackjack St GB - GL7 2AA Cirencester

    Rustic bistro where guests can interact with the team in the open-plan kitchen. Well-crafted, generously proportioned dishes feature fish from Cornwall and meats from their adjoining butcher's shop - many are cooked in the wood-fired oven.

  • The Potager Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    GB - GL7 5EE Barnsley

    Understated hotel restaurant with a pleasant garden outlook and a laid-back feel. Influencing more than just the name, the kitchen gardens inform what's on the menu each day. Unfussy cooking has Mediterranean overtones; don't miss the freshly baked b..

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