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Cirencester

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Cirencester in Gloucestershire is a thriving town steeped in history.

Things to do in Cirencester When on holiday in the Cirencester in Gloucestershire, there’s nothing quite so delightful as spending the afternoon sauntering around the charming Cotswolds villages choosing your favourite cake shop, or deciding whether you prefer the honey-coloured streets over the landscape of rolling hills which comprise this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether it's a visit to the Corinium Museum, Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester Park (for a stroll, or to watch some Polo) or the Roman Amphitheatre, Cirencester has plenty to offer. There is no shortage of excellent footpaths, bridleways or country lanes in the area so don’t forget your walking boots. The Wychwood Way is a historic 37-mile route from Woodstock to nearby Wychwood which runs through an ancient royal forest.

History and Architecture in the Cotswolds It’s incredible to think that during Roman times Cirencester was second only to London in terms of size and importance and you can still see the grassed-over ruins of one of the largest amphitheatres in the country. The amphitheatre could hold about 8,000 spectators. After the Roman army left Britain, it was fortified against Saxon invaders. Cirencester’s market square – the heart of the town – is surrounded by Victorian architecture, and the nearby streets showcase a harmonious medley of buildings from various eras.

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