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

Mental Health Awareness week 2016 in Gloucestershire and Swindon
The Mental Health Foundation has announced that its focus for Mental Health Awareness week (16th-22nd May) this year will be on Relationships. The Mental Health Foundation state that "we believewe urgently need a greater focus on the quality of our ...[more]

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Safe and Well event Cirencester 7th May
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) will be visiting Cirencester town centre on 7th May to talk to residents about how they can stay safe at home. Staff who carry out the safe and well visits fit smoke alarms for free and give advice on pe...[more]

CRestaurant Exclusive Opening Offer - 50% off food
To celebrate the opening of CBrasserie in Cirencester we would like to offer you an exclusive 50% off your food bill when dining Sunday to Thursday*. Inspired by new trends in Paris, Cis dedicated to serving classic brasserie dishes with a...[more]

Copens in Cirencester March 2016
CBrasserie will soon be opening a new restaurant tucked away on Cirencester's famous Black Jack Street. This historic thoroughfare, is full of distinctive character and stories of old, not to mention excellent shopping! Cirencester is an area ric...[more]

Council freezes Council Tax
Members of Cotswold District Council met today and endorsed the Cabinet's recent recommendation to freeze its share of local residents' Council Tax payments for 2016/17, following a 5% cut in 2015/16, a 3% cut in 2014/15 and a 5% reduction in 2013/14...[more]

Supermac Curry Quiz Set For 20 February in Cirencester
Cirencester Macmillan's renowned annual curry quiz night on February 20 (7-30pm) at the Bingham Hall, Cirencester. still has a few tickets left, the town's hard working team has announced. It is an event that raises well over 1,000 each curry nig...[more]

Digging Underway for New Irrigation Reservoir at Cirencester
Four acre lake to provide water for all fields in the main park in 2016 Cirencester Park Polo Club are delighted to announce that the long awaited irrigation project is now well underway and on track to be in use in the 2016 season. The di...[more]

Brian May unveils blue plaque for Cozy Powell
Queen guitarist Brian May unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Cirencester rock legend Cozy Powell in Cirencester today (7th January 2016). Cozy Powell (real name Colin Trevor Powell) drummed for many famous bands such as The Jeff Beck Gro...[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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