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..
Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NT
Built in 1633, this Jacobean manor house has elegant bedrooms with views over the gardens. Many of the en suite bathrooms have a huge Victorian bath, and there is free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers hearty food, made with fresh local produce. Guests can en..
Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney GB - Cirencester GL7 5FP
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,..
Ampney Crucis GB - Cirencester GL7 5RS
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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..
Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ
GB - Sapperton GL7 6LE
Set in a pretty village; a charming pub with exposed stone walls, wooden beams, neatly-lawned gardens and paved terraces. The wide-ranging menu offers comforting British classics, seafood specials and the odd international touch. Dishes are rustic ye..
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EE
Elegant 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 brea..
GB - Barnsley GL7 5EF
Stylish pub with open fires and a cosy feel. Appealing, daily changing menu of modern British dishes, with irresistible nibbles, locally sourced meats, charcuterie from Highgrove and comforting desserts. Individually decorated bedrooms; No. Six has a..
GB - Bibury GL7 5NW
Relaxed, modern brasserie within a 17C coaching. It has an unusual floor and log wall, and opens out onto a lovely flag-stoned courtyard complete with a water fountain. The menu offers a mix of light bites and brasserie-style dishes.
GB - Coln Saint Aldwyns GL7 5AN