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 Christmas lights shine bright for much loved wife, mum and grandmother
A Cirencester family's Christmas light display in memory of a much loved wife, mother and grandmother is raising funds for the fourth year for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Kelvin Wearing from [more]

Stars of This Country to switch on Cirencester's lights this year
Cirencester Town Council, organisers of the Cirencester Sparkles Advent Festival, is delighted to announce that Charlie and Daisy May Cooper, stars from the BBC's hit mockumentary, This Country, will be joining the Christmas fun and switching on the ...[more]

NHS England says patients with long term health conditions need a flu vaccine.
NHS England is calling on people with long term health conditions to make sure they have the flu vaccine as soon as possible. Patients with asthma, diabetes, heart, liver, kidney or neurological disease are more at risk of becoming seriously ill f...[more]

Cirencester Mop - October 2017
The popular Mop Fair is being held in the Market Place from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Monday 9th and Monday 16th October offering stalls and fairground rides. Roads closures will be in force from 12:00pm on Sunday 8th and 15th and will open again at m...[more]

Attractions announced for the 29th Cotswold Show
Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 1st and 2nd July 2017 with new attractions announced. Now in its 29th year, it remains one of the Cotswold''s most popular rural events, with its winning mix of family entertai...[more]

Local business wins national kitchen award
Local kitchen manufacturer Parlour Farm has won a prestigious national kitchen award. The Cirencester based company topped the 'Studio Partner of the Year' category at this year's Hle Studio Partner Awards. The ceremony, wh...[more]

Cirencester Fleece Fayre 2017
Cirencester Town Council in partnership with Abbey 900 will be hosting Cirencester's first Fleece Fayre, celebrating the history of the wool trade in our beautiful town. As part of the Abbey 900 celebrations, the event will bring the community toget...[more]

Santa Monica High School Choir to perform in Cirencester
Starting off their 2017 Performance Tour of England, The Madrigal Ensemble and Chamber Singers of Santa Monica High School will be performing on Tuesday 04 April, 2017 at 12:45 PM at Cirencester Parish Church. The choir performs frequently throughout...[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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