the local areaThe Cotswolds | Cirencester
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.