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Cirencester

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Get in
==Understand==
Cirencester is the Roman Capital of the Cotswolds, Roman Corinium. It's an ancient market town with traditional Cotswold buildings and thriving shopping centre. It's worth spending a morning here, especially on a Saturday. Every other Saturday there is a Farmer's Market. People are very friendly, and it's easy to get in and it's . The town is famous for it's Polo its polo connections in the Cirecester Cirencester Great Park , and for the Royal Agricultural College. Cirencester has a Fat Face, a White Stuff, a small House of Fraser and a Marks and Spencer Food. On the outskirts, there is a Waitrose.
==Get in==
There is no train line railway link to this town. However, however Kemble Train staition station is 4 miles awaywith connections to Swindon and London Paddington to the east, and Gloucester and Cheltenham to the north.
There's usually one bus an hour to Cirencester from Swindon, Cheltenham and Stroud.
There is a National Express Bus service to both Heathrow Airport and London Victoria from the Beeches Car Park. (Near the town center) Parking in Cirencester has become harder in recent years due , owing to increased prices , but there are many carparks car parks near the centre as well as in . There is also parking on the market place (high street, but not on market days).
==Get around==
==See==
*the '''Roman Amphitheatre''' on the outskirts of the town is the original mound formation. Interesting and good in the snow! Owned by English HertiageHeritage
*'''Corinium Museum''', Park Street, tel 01285 655611. Excellent visitor attraction in the town centre.
*the '''Parish Church of St John the Baptist''' - the 'Cathedral of the Cotswolds'
==Do==
 *Swim : either indoor at the sport centre or outdoors in the summer near Gloucester Street.*Shop: Cirencester has a Fat Face, a White Stuff, a small House of Fraser and a Marks and Spencer Food. On the outskirts, there is a Waitrose.*<do name="New Brewery Arts" alt="" address="Brewery Court" directions="Off Cricklade Street - by the Brewery Car park" phone="" url="www.newbreweryarts.org.uk" hours="9-5 (10-4 Sunday)" price="" lat="" long="">A center for contemporary craft in the Cotswolds - a gallery, shop, cafe and on-site makers studios, all open to the public. Regular workshop and events. </do>
==Buy==
There are the typical high-street chains here, but there are some good special local shops in Dyer Street, the Market Place and in Black Jack Street behind the church. A great locally-owned fresh fish shop, New Wave, has recently opened just next to the church in the Market Place, selling top quality Cornish sustainable Cornish fish and shellfish, as well as homemade fishpies, fishcakes and potted shrimp made onsite by manager Ben Hoggett.
==Eat==
===Budget===
* '''Greasy Joes'''. On the edge of Cirencester near the large tesco Tesco towards Swindon. Cheap trucker fry ups.
* '''Cafe Bar'''. Good place for a sandwich at lunch
* '''Pizza Express'''
===Moderate===
* '''Harry Hares''', [http://www.harryhares.co.uk/ www.harryhares.co.uk/]. Restaurant and Brasserie serving high quality cuisine sourced from local suppliers and an extensive list of wines and champagnes. NOW CLOSED
* '''Relish'''. For something great tasting.
* '''Thai Emerald'''. For fantastic set menu.
*'''The Crown'''. West Market Place (facing the front of the church, it will be directly left of you). Reasonable beer. Unexciting chain pub.
*'''Somewhere Else''', Castle Street. Pub-atmosphere bar, fantastic tapas, good late night atmosphere. Friendly.(Currently closedRecently moved around the corner)
*'''Twelve Bells''', good food, good beer and a friendly cosy environment.
==Sleep==
===Mid range===
*'''The Old Bungalow Guest House''', [http://www.bandbcirencester.co.uk] 6 quality bed and breakfast en-suite rooms (2 of which are located on the ground floor). 2 Self Catering properties also available. Secure Gated Parking and Wifi. A few minutes walk from the centre of this historic market town. Ideal location to tour The Cotswolds
*<sleep name="Best Western Stratton House Hotel" alt="" address=Mid range"Gloucester Road Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 2LE" directions="" phone="+44 1285 651 761" url="http://www.strattonhousehotel.co.uk/" checkin="2PM" checkout="11AM" price="From £45" lat="" long="">Close to town, good for a break in the Cotswolds.</sleep> *'''The Old Bungalow Guest HouseBrewhouse Bed and Breakfast''', [http://www.bandbcirencester.cotheoldbrewhouse.ukcom] 6 quality The Old Brewhouse in Cirencester is a delightful 17th Century town house bed and breakfast en-suite rooms (2 full of which are located on the ground floor)charm and character, sympathetically restored and refurbished offering high quality accommodation. A few minutes walk from the centre of this historic market town. Ideal location to tour The Cotswolds
*'''The Leauses''', Victoria Road, [http://www.theleauses.co.uk ]. Offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation, a short walk from Cirencester town centre.
===Splurge===
*'''Talbot Inn''', 14 Victoria Road (From centre of town, at church, head East along road two hundred yards to juntion junction with Victoria Road), Tel:''+44 1285'' 653-760, [http://www.talbotinncotswolds.co.uk/]. About $100 £100 for a double.
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