Staying in CirencesterCirencester self-catering holiday cottages
Cirencester, the 'Capital of the Cotswolds' is a lively market town with roman origins. Visit the Corinium Museum for the full story on the town's history. Although little of the original Roman town 'Corinium Dobunnorum' remains, there is still a large grassed amphitheatre which is worth a visit. There is a fine wool Church, St John Baptist, which stands as an impressive testament to Cirencester's previous wealth and influence. Other ancient buildings in Cirencester include Weavers Hall, the arches of St John's Church, Spitalgate, St John's Almshouses and Coxwell Street. Learn more about them by taking a town walk with a Civic Society guide. There are regular markets in Cirencester, including craft fairs which are held in the old brewery, now converted into an arts centre. Cirencester Park, home of Lord Bathurst, is separated from the town by an immense yew hedge (apparently the largest in the world!). The house is not open to the public, but the beautiful grounds are. Holiday cottages near Cirencester range from traditional thatched Cotswolds cottages to pretty holiday houses to rent in the English countryside.