Things to do in Cirencester
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Cirencester Activities & Things To Do
About Cirencester, Gloucestershire Cirencester is a small market town located in East Gloucestershire, approximately 93 miles northwest of London; situated on the River Churn which is one of the tributaries of the River Thames, it is the biggest town in the Cotswold District. With a long and interesting history, the town houses the Royal Agricultural University which bears the distinction of being the oldest agricultural college in Britain, having been founded in 1840; the town also has a Roman past and its distinguished Corinium Museum, named after the Roman name for the town, is known for its extensive collection of Roman artifacts. This incredible town is thought to have first been referenced in 150 A.D. by the Greek mathematician Ptolemy.
Getting to Cirencester
The town lies within a road network with vital routes to Gloucester (via A417), Cheltenham (via A435), Warwick (via A429) and Oxford (via A40); while the town lacks its own railway station, it is served by the Kemble Railway Station just 4 miles away which allows for regular service between Swindon and Gloucester, and trains to Paddington Station in London at peak times. Reaching Cirencester by air is also convenient, with Bristol Airport, Cotswold Airport and Heathrow being the nearest airports.
When to Go
With an emphasis on sports and historical sites, summer is definitely the best time to head to Cirencester; from outdoor adventure activities geared to kids to a high-rope adventure park, there are a variety of sports-oriented things for any tourist to do.
Cirencester is a big sports town, with the local football team in the Southern League Premier Division since 2011 as well as a distinguished Ladies’ Netball club, a Rugby club and the oldest polo club in the UK; if you’d like to take in a rugby match or a game of polo, this is definitely the town for you.
The town is also known for a variety of historic sites, from the distinctive architecture of the church of John the Baptist to the Baptist church just north of Market Square which was founded in 1651; there is also a Roman amphitheatre on Cotswold Avenue that fascinates those who are interesting in the town’s strong links to the Roman occupation of Britain.
Another attraction worth seeing is the Barn Theatre, which boasts a variety of live productions to keep you entertained, and the Bristol Aero Collection which is a small but very highly rated airplane museum.
If you’re heading to Cirencester, there are a variety of exceptionally historic and/or sports-oriented activities to keep you busy; this amazing little town with its rich history and fantastic architecture is one of the best vacation spots around!