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Charming Cirencester is an elegant Cotswolds market town with plenty of lovely Victorian architecture. But under the Romans it was Britain's second city - after London! - so there's plenty of history to uncover on your visit, as well as beautiful Cotswolds views and bustling Monday and Friday markets. The best places to stay in Cirencester make ideal bases to do all this and more.

Cirencester's pretty charms mean that it's been popular with visitors since people started taking breaks to the country, and these days there are plenty of nice delis and boutiques along the narrow streets, as well as your more functional town centre offerings.

There's also an excellent Roman museum, the ruins of a Roman amphitheatres, a vibrant arts centre and the beautifully landscaped Cirencester Great Park, part of the Earl of Bathurst's land, but open to the public free of charge.

Don't forget to book well ahead if you want to reserve one of the best places to stay in Cirencester - it's a very popular spot!

Best Places to Stay in Cirencester

For a stylish B&B

  • No 12 is a stylish, four room B&B in central Cirencester. Converted from a wool merchant's house, with a grand Cotswolds facade, the interior offers an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture and detailing.

For a country house hotel

  • Barnsley House was formerly the home of the renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey, so its gardens are spectacularly beautiful and diverse. There are 18 rooms and a lovely, but low key spa tucked away down a shady path. Romantic and very peaceful.

Still not sure? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Cirencester, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can widen the net and check out all our recommendations in the Cotswolds or Gloucestershire.

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  • The Ragged Cot

    Cirencester (Gloucestershire)

    Lovely 17th century inn in a beautiful rural spot overlooking 600 acres of National Trust common land. Comfortable rooms and an excellent seasonal menu complete the stay. Fuel yourself for long walks in the country and wind down with an evening by the fire.

    9 rooms from $141
    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by bucolic Gloucestershire there are plenty of 'country' activities - and lots of pubs.
    Romantic Break  -  The perfect hidey hole for a weekend break in the country.
    Great walks  -  The National Trust lands of Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons are prime walking territory.
    Local markets  -  The market town of Minchinhampton hs awash with farm stalls and antique shops.
  • No 12

    Cirencester, The Cotswolds

    Stylish B&B in the heart of Cirencester. Cotswold facade. Eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture. Large comfortable beds.

    4 rooms from $154
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 12 only. Must be in own room.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Barnsley House

    Cirencester (Barnsley)

    An imposing Cotswold house set within stunning (deservedly famed) gardens. Gorgeously renovated rooms are light, airy and full of mod cons. The chic modern interiors, indulgent spa and contemporary British cuisine make it hard to leave! A popular rural escape for urbanites.

    18 rooms from $384
    Exclusive offer  -  4 nights for the price of 3
    Romantic Break  -  A stately home with indulgent chic interiors- think dual baths, large suites and a pampering spa.
    Country Escape  -  A rural abode on another level, the ultimate luxury getaway in stunning surrounds.
    Great walks  -  This area is littered with beautiful walks, ask at the front desk to be pointed towards a favourite.
    Cooking classes  -  The nearby reputed Foodworks Cookery School offers a number of different classes for various levels.
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