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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
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.
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..
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..
12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester GB - Cirencester GL7 2DG
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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..
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..
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..
Market Pl GB - GL7 2NZ Cirencester
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..
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..
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.
14 Blackjack St GB - GL7 12AA 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.
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..