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Originally known in Roman times as Corinium Dobunorum, the town of Cirencester in those far off day's was the second largest town in England and the focus of several major highways. The town prospered in Roman times and much of this period in Cirencesters illustrious history is recreated in the Corinium Museum. When the Romans withdrew the town fell into decline.
At a later date wool became a major source of industry to the town bringing with it greater prosperity and it is the rich wool merchants we must thank for many of the fine buildings in, and around the town. Wool money paid for Cirencester's fine Church of St.John the Baptist. This church is one of the largest of it's kind in the country, from the top of the tower there are marvellous views across the town to Cirencester Park, seat of the Earl of Bathurst. In the wonderful grounds that surround this great house, is a folly which interestingly, was designed by Alexander Pope, the famous 18th-century poet.
Cirencester is a lively town to visit, there is much to see and do including the Roman Amphitheatre at nearby Chesterton.The lovely Gardens of Barnsley House at Barnsley, are also well worth visiting.
Cirencester hosts a regular weekly Antique market and also has it's own antique auction house. The town has a wide variety of pleasant shops, inns and public house's
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The Fleece at Cirencester- a Thwaites Inn of Character
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated in Cirencester town centre, this 300-year old, Grade II listed building boasts original beams and log fires. Guests can dine in the Stableyard Restaurant, with its enclosed courtyard and trad...
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Corinium Hotel & Restaurant
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
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....
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The Talbot Inn
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
The Talbot Inn offers bed and breakfast, a short walk from Cirencester town centre, with its markets, shops, pubs and restaurants. Wi-Fi and parking are free. The bedrooms are set in converted stable...
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Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Riverside House offers modern and comfortable accommodation just 10 minutes' walk from the centre of the historic market town of Cirencester, also known as "The Capital of the Cotswolds"....
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Stratton House Hotel
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
Stratton House Hotel combines traditional elegance and style with modern amenities. The hotel is located close to the centre of Cirencester, the recognised 'capital' of the Cotswolds. Free Wi-Fi is pr...
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|Kemble Station||(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction SW)|
|Stroud Station||(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction W)|
|M4 Junction 16||(13.0 miles, 20.9 km, direction S)|
|M5 Junction 11A||(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction NW)|
|Bristol International Airport||(39.7 miles, 63.8 km, direction SW)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(51.8 miles, 83.3 km, direction N)|
|Cirencester to London||(80.6 miles, 129.7 km, direction E)|