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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

  • Corinium Museum Interesting

    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.

  • 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..

  • 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

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

    Ampney Crucis GB - Cirencester GL7 5RS

    Prix Prices from : 64 £

    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..

  • The Swan Hotel

    Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NW

    This peaceful and romantic English inn overlooks the River Coln. It offers AA Rosette cuisine, spacious country-style bedrooms and cosy lounges. Swan Bibury is set in the picturesque Cotswold village of Bibury, on the banks of the River Coln. A walk..

  • 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

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

    Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ

  • The Bell Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

  • Made by Bob Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Jesse's Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • The Potager Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Village Pub Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    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..

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