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Things to do in Cirencester

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Often referred to as the Capital of Cotswolds, you can expect to find a plethora of great things to do in Cirencester. 

If you find yourself wondering what to do in Cirencester, we have you covered. Delight in a memorable Cotswolds holiday and take advantage of the selection of great things to do in Cirencester with your loved ones.

Cirencester Attractions

If you are looking for historic things to do in Cirencester, head to the Chedworth Roman Villa. These 4th-century ruins are the largest and best-preserved in Britain, displaying spectacular mosaic flooring and a range of fascinating artefacts. The Corinium Museum is home to a large collection of medieval and Roman antiques alongside ancient sculptures and mosaics. Visit the enchanting Cerney House Garden and discover romantic Victorian heritage, whilst the Tudor-Jacobean mansion Cirencester Park boasts incredible history.

Cirencester Activities

The Cotswold Water Park spreads over 40 square miles, featuring over 150 lakes that offer water sports, walking opportunities and bird-watching. Cirencester Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, presenting opportunities for walkers, horse riders and plenty more. Tour the best pubs in Cirencester, including The Fleece, an interesting 17th-century inn exuding a welcoming charm. Discover a wealth of restaurants in Cirencester town centre, with a variety of styles sure to suit your needs.

Our guide will never leave you wondering what to do in Cirencester while enjoying our superb Cirencester accommodation.

Cirencester Park image by: Nilfanion

  • Barn Theatre, Feature

    Barn Theatre – Cirencester

    3 Beeches Rd
    GL7 1BN

    01285 648255

    If you want to enjoy fantastic entertainment in Cirencester, be sure to come to the Barn Theatre. Live shows of all kinds await.

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  • Cerney House Gardens

    Cerney House Gardens

    Cerney House
    GL7 7BX

    01285 831300

    A beautiful, enchanting garden in a secluded setting, home to a lovely selection of flowers and wildlife, making it the ideal tranquil escape.  

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  • Cirencester Park

    Cirencester Park

    The Bathurst Estate & Forestry Office
    GL7 6LA

    01285 640410

    Built by the first Earl of Bathurst, Cirencester Park and Estate is a grand Tudor-Jacobean mansion set in beautiful grounds and open for tours and events.

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  • Corinium Museum, Cirencester
    Image Credits: Jaggery - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Corinium Museum

    Park St
    GL7 2BX

    01285 655611

    Home to the largest collection of Roman and medieval antiques and a great educational hub to learn about the riveting history.

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  • Cotswolds Water Park

    Cotswold Water Park

    Rigsby's Ln
    GL7 6FJ

    01793 752413

    More than 180 lakes are located in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, a 42-square-mile area where you can take part in water activities, visit nature reserves and relax in the many cafes or bars with stunning lakeside views.  

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  • Rally School

    Gloucestershire Rally School

    Cirencester Rd
    Down Ampney
    GL7 5QF

    01793 752281

    Award-winning Rally and Off Road Driving school offering super fun, safe driving experiences to anyone aged 10+.  Full training is providing; learn to powerslide and handbrake turn on the rally track or tackle the vertical climbs and water troughs on the off road course!  

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  • Neigh Bridge Country Park
    Image Credits: Vieve Forward - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Neigh Bridge Country Park

    24 Foss Fld
    GL7 7JY

    Neigh Bridge Country Park is a wonderful outdoor space offering a glistening lake in the Cotswolds. Come here for a peaceful outing.

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