Known as the capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a market town steeped in history; with its Roman heritage, fantastic architecture, local attractions and individual independent shops all on the Fleece’s doorstep, you definitely won’t be short of things to see and do.
Once a very wealthy woollen centre, Cirencester has stunning Cotswold stone buildings and the largest parish church in the country with an exceptionally tall square tower.
The 3000-acre Cirencester Park designed by Alexander Pope in the 18th century includes a long avenue of old horse chestnut trees, a polo field and many good walks. Nearby is the tallest hedge in Europe and the open-air swimming pool and paddling pool fed by well-water.
Nearly 2000 years ago, Cirencester was the second-largest Roman town in England and there are many Roman remains in the area.
And if you want to travel a little further afield, Cirencester is the perfect base for trips to Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford and Bath.