Welcome to Cirencester

Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful areas in England, is an ideal destination.

Cirencester was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. In later years it was a very prosperous medieval wool town. Cirencester is full of tastefully restored courtyards, alleyways and lovely old streets.

There are many places to visit and sites to enjoy, including the Abbey Grounds, St. Michael's Park, Cirencester Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, New Brewery Arts, and the Corinium Museum. Cirencester's market place is dominated by the Parish Church of St. John Baptist. From its founding in the early 12th century the church was extended and embellished over more than three centuries, culminating in a complete rebuilding of the nave in the 16th century.

Cirencester also has an open air swimming pool. Built in 1869 this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water heated to an average 27°C (80F). Open May to September.

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Cirencester Local Information Centre

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Come and meet our friendly and knowledgeable team who will welcome you to Cirencester and answer your questions about the town.  The Cirencester Local Information Centre is located at  Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP.

The Information Centre has a wide range of information on places to visit, events, Town Council projects and services, community groups and volunteering.  Find out more here.

Tel: 01285 655646  
Email: info@cirencester.gov.uk

Cirencester Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Information Centre located at the Corinium Museum in Park Street, Cirencester provides the following services:




• Accommodation booking, in advance of your visit or when you arrive
• Local attraction information – including some discount tickets
• Activities information
• Ticket sales – for local theatre and events
• Bus tickets and coach tickets
• Maps and guide books
• Walking and cycling information
• Local transport information
• Souvenirs and gifts

Tel: 01285 654180