Cirencester is an attractive market town in Gloucestershire with a fine market square. With its medieval buildings, shops and restaurants, Cirencester is an attractive place for a cottage break. Regular markets are a feature of life in this town, including farmers’ markets where you can pick up some good quality local produce whilst on your self-catering holiday. The architecture, with many of the buildings being constructed from honey coloured stone, make Cirencester a pleasure to spend time in. Some of the townhouses date back to medieval times when they were constructed for merchants made rich by the wool trade. To this day, these houses help to give Cirencester a real sense of splendour. The town has plenty of attractions including a park, museum and art centre. Cirencester is also well located for discovering the Cotswold Hills which are within easy reach. Enjoy browsing for self-catering cottages in Cirencester and for country cottages in the surrounding countryside.
What Cirencester offers for Cottage Breaks
Cirencester has plenty to interest visitors. The Corinium museum in Cirencester, with its wealth of Roman artefacts and mosaics, has to be one of the best Roman attractions that England has to offer and is well worth a visit. Those with a love of the arts shouldn’t miss the New Brewery Arts Centre with its gallery and events. Also in the town is Cirencester Park which is part of the Bathurst Estate. Entrance to this beautiful park is free and you can enjoy the park either on foot or on horseback. Nearby to Cirencester is the Cotswold Water Park with its amazing 150 lakes, and huge expanse of countryside. There are a wide variety of activities on offer at this park ranging from guided walks to watersports.
Cirencester is in an excellent location when it comes to visiting some great Cotswold towns. The elegant spa city of Cheltenham is just 18 miles away and Gloucester just 20 miles away. Some of the best towns that the Cotswolds have to offer in terms of scenery and elegance are within relatively easy reach. Painswick is less than half an hour away by car and Burford in Oxfordshire is a 45 minute drive away.
More hints and tips on things to see and do in this part of Gloucestershire can be picked up from the local tourist information office who will be pleased to help you. Whether you book a romantic retreat for two or choose to rent a large country house, we hope you find good quality self-catering accommodation and have a brilliant time in this part of Gloucestershire.
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