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Cirencester Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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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.

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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • Bibury Court Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NT

    Prix Prices from : 145 £

    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..

  • Corinium Hotel & Restaurant Three stars Three stars Three stars

    12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester GB - Cirencester GL7 2DG

    Prix Prices from : 45 £

    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..

  • The Swan Hotel

    Bibury GB - Bibury GL7 5NW

    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..

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Restaurants Cirencester

  • The Bell Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    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..

  • Made by Bob Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Unit 6, The Corn Hall, 26 Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NY

    Large deli crammed with produce and an informal eatery boasting an open kitchen. Everything is homemade or locally sourced, from tasty breakfasts and light lunches to more structured dinners.

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

    Market Pl GB - Cirencester GL7 2NZ

  • Village Pub Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    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..

  • Jesse's Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • The Potager Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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..

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