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!
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.
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.
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.