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Our door to the great outdoors.

Breathtaking rolling hills, big open skies and scattered countryside villages; discover the very best of the Cotswolds' charm. Explore Cirencester; ‘the capital of The Cotswolds' and its buzzing market town square, visit the historical sites or head out to neighbouring sleepy villages and hamlets; such as Burton-on-the-water. Enjoy the change of scenery and explore some of our favourite places and best things to do in the area.

Cirencester Amphitheatre

Cirencester Amphitheatre

Located on the outskirts of the town discover the remains of one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain. Initially built in the early 2nd century the amphitheatre could hold about 8,000 spectators at any one time. Learn more about the Roman influence on the town and Cirencester's former name of Corinium. 

Abbey Grounds

Abbey Grounds

The Abbey grounds contain the demolished site of St Mary’s Abbey. The only remaining building is the Norman Arch situated at the north-eastern corner of the grounds. It's a beautiful spot to go for a walk exploring the open grounds, lake, and bandstand. In the summer you may catch a band performing. A great green space.

Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park

Fifteen minutes away by car is the Cotswold Water Park. Comprising of various nature reserves the park is a chance to appreciate the region’s flora and fauna. For the more active kind, the park facilitates a range of activities from sailing, wakeboarding, canoeing, water skiing and other activities such as paintballing. A fun-filled day out for the family.

Bourton-on-the-water

Bourton-on-the-water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a beautiful village known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses providing a great sense of heritage and quintessential country feel. Enjoy a day browsing shops, restaurants and stopping off in tea rooms in the heart of the Cotswolds. Visit The Cotswold Motoring Museum for vintage car displays.

Cirencester Golf Club

Cirencester Golf Club

Cirencester has its own golf club, with a further five clubs in the area, offering you plenty of places to perfect your swing. The local Cirencester Golf Club has 18 holes and is set up to cater for all grades of golfer. Head out onto the fairway and the greens for a day of golfing. Just remember to pack your clubs and tees.

Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum

Located at the heart of Cirencester the museum has plenty on offer. Wander through the modern galleries that offer you an interactive experience as you discover thousands of objects on display, from prehistoric tools, Roman mosaics to Anglo Saxon grave goods and Medieval sculptures! Every artefact has a story to tell of the Cotswolds.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum

A triumphant destination for tree lovers as the spectacular tree gardens has over 3,000 trees and shrubs, both rare and endangered, stretching from origins all over the globe. Set in 600 acres of land it’s the best place to go for a relaxing trip out with plenty of fresh air and a welcomed sense of enhanced wellbeing. Take a walk along the treetop walkway up in the canopies for a fantastic experience. Be sure to check the garden’s schedule; for live music concerts, workshops, walks and exhibitions.

Bibury

Bibury

Visit one of the most beautiful UK villages, well according to the 19th-century artist and socialist William Morris, who thought it was the most beautiful village in England. Wander through and escape in the wild countryside and capture the 17th century Arlington Row of stone cottages, the recognisable picturesque image, in all its Cotswold standard honey-coloured glory. Also, see the resident water meadow and the abundance of water-loving plants and birds.