Things to see and do - Cirencester
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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.
Tourist attractions Cirencester : Things to see and do
st. Park 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.
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..
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..
24 Market Place GB - Cirencester GL7 2NW
Located in the historic town of Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Kings Head Hotel offers elegant and modern guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. This boutique hotel also has an onsite subterranean dry spa, with treatment rooms, relaxat..
Ampney Crucis GB - Cirencester GL7 5RS
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..
Barnsley GB - Cirencester GL7 5EE
Located 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 pl..
14 Blackjack St GB - Cirencester GL7 2AA
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.
GB - Sapperton GL7 6LE
Charming and characterful Cotswold pub with flagged floors, exposed stone, an abundance of beams and warming log fires. Menus offer the expected burger or fish and chips, as well as dishes which show off more of the chef's skills.
The Corn Hall, 26 Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NY
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..
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EF
With an interior straight out of any country homes magazine, the Village Pub 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 nibb..
Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EE
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 menus each day. Unfussy cooking has Mediterranean overtones; don't miss the freshly baked ..