We’re heading to the pleasant and picturesque market town of Cirencester this November.
A market town in Gloucestershire which lies on the River Churn, a tributary of the River Thames, and is the largest town in the Cotswolds.
Some people know Cirencester as the Capital of the Cotswolds, but in Roman times the town had a much loftier status.
At that time Corinium Dobunnorum was the second largest settlement in the whole country after Londinium, with a large forum and basilica and an amphitheatre that could seat 8,000. This story is told at the Corinium Museum, while modern Cirencester is a captivating townscape of radiant Cotswold stone.
The Perpendicular Church of St John the Baptist crowns Cirencester’s silhouette, and you can mix sightseeing with shopping at the New Brewery Arts studios, cosy little lanes and the famous weekly antiques market at the Corn Hall.
Explore some of the best things to do in Cirencester:
- Corinium Museum
- Church of St John the Baptist
- Cirencester Park
- Cirencester Amphitheatre
- New Brewery Arts
- Cerney House Gardens
- Abbey Grounds
- Chedworth Roman Villa
- Rodmarton Manor
We advise pre-booking any attractions you may wish to visit to avoid disappointment.
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Depart from Leicester
Arrive in Bourton-on-the-Water
Depart from Bourton-on-the-Water
Arrive in Cirencester
Depart from Cirencester
Arrive back in Leicester