Cirencester - A guide to the "Capital of the Cotswolds"

Cirencester is a popular Cotswold market town which lies on the lower dip-slopes of the Cotswold Hills. The town was once an important Roman town, second only in importance to London. Today, Cirencester serves as a centre for the surrounding area and provides a mix of housing, employment, amenities and education.

Cirencester is split into five main areas: The town centre itself, the suburbs of Chesterton in the west, Stratton in the north, and Watermoor in the South (originally villages outside the town) and the Beeches Estate in the east (a housing development dating back to the 1950s).

In addition, the village of Siddington to the south-west of the town is now almost connected to the Watermoor district.

Cirencester it located at the hub of a significant road network with important routes to Gloucester (A417), Cheltenham (A435), Warwick (A429 Fosseway), Oxford (A40 via the B4425), Swindon (A419), Chippenham (A429), Bristol and Bath (A433), and Stroud (A419).

The nearest railway station is a few miles away at Kemble which is on on the main line to London (Paddington).

The nearest airports are at Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham, all more than an hour away by road.

Places to stay in Cirencester

Places to stay in Cirencester

Hotels, bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation in Cirencester

Things to do in Cirencester

Cirencester attractions and things to do in the Cirencester area

Cirencester Shopping

Shopping in Cirencester

Cirencester has a diverse range of shops from small independents to large chain stores