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The Old Bungalow Guest House

6 quality bed and breakfast en-suite rooms (2 of which are located on the ground floor). 2 Self Catering properties also available. Secure Gated Parking and Wifi. A few minutes walk from the centre of this historic market town. Ideal location to tour The Cotswolds

SLEEP   —  Map


Japanese restaurant with good quality fish although other ingredients such as miso seem to be instant varieties. Although not as good as your options in London, this is probably the best place in Cirencester for East Asian food.

Cotswold Water Park Hotel

Four Pillars Hotel Group. New (as of 2014) 4-star hotel and apartments on the Lakes at South Cerney, outside Cirencester. It has 28 bedrooms, 21 meeting and event suites, a spa, bar and restaurant.

SLEEP   —  +44 1285 864000 —  Lake 6

The Old Brewhouse Bed and Breakfast

The Old Brewhouse in Cirencester is a delightful 17th Century town house bed and breakfast full of charm and character, sympathetically restored and refurbished offering high quality accommodation.

SLEEP   —  Map

The Roman Amphitheatre

On the outskirts of the town is an original mound formation used for entertainment during Roman times. In winter the locals like to use for tobogganing! Owned by English Heritage.

New Brewery Arts

A centre for contemporary craft in the Cotswolds - a gallery, shop, cafe and on-site makers studios, all open to the public. Regular workshop and events.

DO   —  Brewery Court

West Corning Pasty Company

English chain restaurant selling warm pasties for a few pounds. Close enough to the Abby Grounds for a quick picnic on a summers days.

EAT   —  Cricklade Street

Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Called the 'Cathedral of the Cotswolds', this is an impressive large church right in the centre of the town.

SEE   —  Map

The Leauses

Victoria Road. Offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation, a short walk from Cirencester town centre.

SLEEP   —  Map

Abbey Grounds

This is a large park that used to be a Catholic Abbey before its destruction by Henry VIII.

SEE   —  Map

Jesse's Bistro

A really good bistro experience, connected to their own butcher shop on Black Jack street.,

Corinium Museum

Excellent visitor attraction in the town centre about the town's Roman heritage.

Best Western Stratton House Hotel

Close to town, good for a break in the Cotswolds.

The Black Horse

Real Ale. Great place to meet friends.

DRINK   —  Map

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Swim outdoors in the summer

DO   —  Map

Talbot Inn

About £100 for a double.

SLEEP   —  +44 1285 653760 —  14 Victoria Road

Pizza Express

Chain pizza restaurant

EAT   —  Map

Greasy Joes

Cheap trucker fry ups.

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Thai Emerald

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About Cirencester

Cirencester is the Roman Capital of the Cotswolds, Roman Corinium. It's an ancient market town with traditional Cotswold buildings and thriving shopping centre. It's worth spending a morning here, especially on a Saturday. Every other Saturday there is a Farmer's Market. People are very friendly and it's easy to get in. The town is famous for its polo connections in the Cirencester Great Park, and for the Royal Agricultural College.

Source: wikivoyage