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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