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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..
Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney GB - Cirencester GL7 5FP
Prix Prices from : 59 £
With a lakeside setting amid open countryside, this 4-star Cotswold hotel boasts a luxury spa and stylish rooms. Overlooking the lake, the Brasserie serves local produce on both the breakfast and evening menu. All of the Four Pillars Hotel’s bright,..
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..
Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NT
Prix Prices from : 145 £
Built in 1633, this Jacobean manor house has elegant bedrooms with views over the gardens. Many of the en suite bathrooms have a huge Victorian bath, and there is free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers hearty food, made with fresh local produce. Guests can en..
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 ..
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..
Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ
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..
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.