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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

  • Kings Head Hotel

    24 Market Place GB - Cirencester GL7 2NW

    Prix Prices from : 105 £

    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..

  • Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney GB - Cirencester GL7 5FP

    Prix Prices from : 63 £

    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,..

  • Stratton House Hotel

    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..

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Restaurants Cirencester

  • Made by Bob Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Village Pub Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    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..

  • The Potager Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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..

  • Kings Head Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Jesse's Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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

    Market Pl GB - GL7 2NZ Cirencester

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