the local area

The Cotswolds | Cirencester

EVENTS

FACILITIES

The History of Cirencester

DISCOVER ITS ROMAN PAST

Affectionately known as ‘the heart of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester was the second largest town in Britain in Roman times. Now, a thriving market town, Cirencester. Even in Roman times, there was a thriving wool trade and industry, which contributed to the significant growth of the local area.

There are many Roman remains in the surrounding area which can still be seen today, including several Roman villas near the villages of Chedworth and Withington. Today, Cirencester is a bustling market town, famous for it’s cobbled streets and weekly markets offering a range of local produce.

Perfectly situated in the centre of the Cotswolds, Cirencester also offers the perfect starting point to explore nearby towns and villages. 

Major Local Events

ANNUAL COTSWOLD EVENTS

Cheese Rolling

COOPERS HILL 

MAY

Badminton Hourse Trials

 badminton house

MAY

Cotswold Show

CIRENCESTER PARK

JULY

Medieval Festival

TEWKESBURY

JULY

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

CHELTENHAM 

APRIL-MAY

Malvern Autumn Show

MALVERN

SEPTEMBER

Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE

MARCH

Cheltenham Literature Festival

CHELTENHAM

OCTOBER

Three Counties Show

three counties showground

AUGUST