Things to see and do - Cirencester
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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..
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..
Barnsley GB - Cirencester GL7 5EE
Prix Prices from : 182 £
Located in Cirencester, 11 km from Cotswold Water Park, Barnsley House Hotel boasts a terrace and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD pl..
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..
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..
Market Pl GB - GL7 2NZ Cirencester
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..
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..
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.