Things to see and do - Cirencester
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Cirencester Travel guide
Cirencester : 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.
Tourist attractions Cirencester : Things to see and do
Park St 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 .
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 le..
B4425 GB - Bibury GL7 5ND
Arlington Mill is a restored mill and folklore museum at the centre of the village, in this magnificent region, the Costwolds. The pretty River Coln, its stone bridges, the weavers' cottages and the gables of Bibury on a background of woodland all ..
Gloucester Road GB - Cirencester GL7 2LE
Stratton House Hotel combines traditional elegance and style with modern amenities. The hotel is located close to the centre of Cirencester, the recognised 'capital' of the Cotswolds. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel. Stratton House Hotel..
Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NT
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 Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. The hotel offers hearty food, made with fresh local prod..
Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney GB - South Cerney GL7 5FP
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,..
GB - Sapperton GL7 6LE
Set in a pretty village; a charming pub with exposed stone walls, wooden beams, neatly-lawned gardens and paved terraces. The wide-ranging menu offers comforting British classics, seafood specials and the odd international touch. Dishes are rustic ye..
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EF
Stylish pub with open fires and a cosy feel. Appealing, daily changing menu of modern British dishes, with irresistible nibbles, locally sourced meats, charcuterie from Highgrove and comforting desserts. Individually decorated bedrooms; No. Six has a..
Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ
Unit 6, The Corn Hall, 26 Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NY
Large deli crammed with produce and an informal eatery boasting an open kitchen. Everything is homemade or locally sourced, from tasty breakfasts and light lunches to more structured dinners.
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EE
Elegant 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 brea..
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.