Cirencester, an historic Roman town in the Cotswolds. Cirencester accommodation, Cirencester attractions and Cirencester information

Cirencester a Cotswold town known as the "Capital of the Cotswolds"

Cirencester is an historic Roman town in the Cotswolds. In Roman times Cirencester was one of the most important places in the country, second only to London.
Cirencester, in Gloucestershire, was once an important wool town and much of the wealth of the town is as a result of the wool trade. The magnificent Cirencester Parish Church in Cirencester's Market Place is one of the most impressive "wool" churches in the country.

Cirencester News

Cirencester Mop Fair
Cirencester Mop Fair will be on standby this year while the market place regeneration continues and in the absence of an alternative venue. An annual Mop Fair has been held in Cirencester for over 650 years and is held under permission of an histo...[more]

Markets move to Brewery while regeneration is completed
Markets move to Brewery while regeneration is completed With the Market Place regeneration works moving swiftly towards completion and the main works focusing on the area in front of the church, the weekly Friday Charter Market and twice mo...[more]

Cirencester Town Centre Regeneration Project
If you come in to Cirencester regularly you will no doubt be aware of the works going on in and around the Market Place; and whilst we appreciate the disruption, we know that the wait of over 50 years since first talking about these changes, will be ...[more]

Love Parks 2016
This Summer sees the return of Love Parks, the UK's nationwide celebration of parks and green spaces. Love Parks Week 2016 is a nationwide initiative aiming to get everybody outdoors enjoying their beautiful parks and green spaces in communities up a...[more]

Cirencester Parish Church announces two months of FREE organ concerts and a celebrity organ concert
Cirencester Parish Church is delighted to announce that distinguished organist and international recitalist, Leo Abbott will be visiting Cirencester on 2nd July, as part of his latest UK tour. Leo is Director of Music and Organist at the Cathedral o...[more]

Cookery theatre to be a big draw at the Cotswold Show
After its successful debut at last year's Show, the professional Cookery Theatre will once again be a key attraction for foodies at this year's Cotswold Show. Well known and award winning chefs from Cotswolds hotels and restaurants will be demonst...[more]

New traffic management plans in place for Cotswold Show
Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 2nd and 3rd July 2016 and following feedback from visitors and local residents, there will be extra traffic management in place to speed up access onto the Showground. A second...[more]

High flying local accountants nominate Great Western Air Ambulance as their Charity of the Year
Cotswold-based Chartered Accountancy firm, McGills has announced the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity as its Charity of the Year. The firm, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, will be raising funds for the Great Western Air Ambulan...[more]

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Cirencester Information

Cirencester makes an ideal base for touring the Cotswolds and nearby places include Bibury, Cheltenham, Stroud, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton on the Water and South Cerney (in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park). Barnsley House in the village of Barnsley and Arlington Row in Bibury are only a few minutes drive from Cirencester.


Further afield lies the historic University city of Oxford, the beauty that is Bath and the population centres of Swindon and Gloucester.


Accommodation in Cirencester is particularly well represented with the likes of The Old Brewhouse on London Road, The Ivy House and The Old Bungalow on Victoria Road, The Fleece Hotel in the Market Place and The Corinium Hotel and Restaurant being among the hotels, bed and breakfast and guest houses in the town. So if you are looking for a hotel in Cirencester or a bed and breakfast in Cirencester you will have plenty to choose from.


Speaking of the Market Place, you will also find the Corn Hall there. Until recently the Visitor Information Centre was found at the Corn Hall, but it has moved next to The Corinium Museum. The Corn Hall area has undergone redevelopment and now houses a small number of shops and the excellent Made By Bob.


Cirencester Park is a beautiful area on the edge of the town centre and boasts miles and miles of beautiful walks.


The Royal Agricultural University (recently renamed from Royal Agricultural College) is a well respected institution on the edge of the town, and Cirencester College is not far away from the agricultural college and Deer Park School and Kings Hill School complete the education establishments for the towns teenagers and adults.


If it's leisure activities you are after, the Cotswold Leisure Centre is the council run leisure centre.
Cirencester Town football club and Cirencester Cricket Club are long standing football and cricket teams. Golf courses include the Cirencester Golf Course and the golf course at South Cerney.


Cirencester has a wealth of estate agents including Moore Allen & Innocent, RA Bennett, CB Slade and Perry Bishop & Chambers so if you are looking for Cirencester property there will be plenty of estate agents to help.


Cirencester has many local and national companies which mean that there is a wide variety of Cirencester jobs available.


The Cirencester Hospital just off the Waitrose roundabout is conveniently located on the edge of Cirencester town centre.


Cirencester Town Council has various offices in Cirencester, but one of the main ones can be found in Dyer Street.


There are many restaurants and eateries in Cirencester such as Jesse's Bistro, the new Graze and other Indian, Italian and Thai restaurants to tempt your pallet.


Shopping in Cirencester is well catered for with an impressive mix of national chain stores and local shops.

Cirencester has its own newspaper, The Wilts and Glos Standard and their offices are in Dyer Street.


Cirencester is a modern but classically Cotswolds town that has a great deal to offer both Cirencester residents and visitors to the historic town.

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