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..
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 5NW
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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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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 ..
Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ
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.