Gloucestershire

Cirencester

Interesting
Cirencester
The Essential
Interesting
The "Capital of the Cotswolds", which remains this prosperous rural area's market town, was founded as a Roman fort called Corinium. By the 2C AD, it had become a fortified town, almost equal in size to London, at the heart of a productive landscape of villa estates. The confusion and devastation of the Dark Ages was followed by a long period of prosperity from the wool trade, enabling the construction of the town's fine parish church.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Cirencester

Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
This typical building, one of the "wool
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Corinium Museum
Corinium Museum
This modern and well-designed museum
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Arlington Mill Arlington Mill
Arlington Mill
Arlington Mill is a restored mill in the
Cirencester Old town
Cirencester Old town
Made up of a maze of narrow streets,
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