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Cirencester is famous
for its Roman history, so a visit to the Corinium Museum is
recommended if you have an interest in this field.
Cirencester is within easy
reach of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon and Oxford.
You will find the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum near
Tetbury, Cotswold Country Park and Beach (was Keynes Country Park) in the Costwold Water Park,
and Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford.
nearby places of interest are detailed below.
grounds contain the site of St Mary's Abbey which was
consecrated in 1176 in the presence of Henry II, remaining
until the Dissolution in 1539 when the Abbey was completely
demolished. The only remaining building of this period
is the Norman Arch situated at the north-eastern corner
of the grounds. A plaque was designed and installed
by the Civic Society on the balustrade and portrays
the site of the Abbey which is outlined with paving.
The grounds, lake, wildfowl, trees and greenery for
man impressive pastoral centrepiece, inviting restful
contemplation of the general town scene. A portion of
the ancient Roman Wall is also situated in the grounds.
Its history and layout are discussed in the booklet
The Corinium Trail - a guide to the surviving
remains of the Roman town - available from the Corinium
Museum, Tourist Information Centre and the local bookshop.
taken from "Cirencester - The Official Town Guide"
by kind permission of the Town Clerk
Lock-Up is found in the grounds of the Cotswold District Council
offices in Trinity Road. The Lock Up has been restored and
is now open to the public. It consists of a small two-cell
building built in the 19th century and was used to hold criminals
in the days before the police force was established. It was
moved to it's present position, stone by stone, in 1837 to
form part of the new town workhouse opened in that year. Access
to the building is free of charge and a key is obtainable
during normal office hours at the Trinity Road reception or
the Corinium Museum.
Museum, Park Street, Cirencester
Beautiful birds from all around the world
Villa & Museum, Cheltenham
|Coate Water Country
Park, Malbourough Road, Coate
|Crickley Hill Country
|Lydiard House, Swindon
|Cotswold Country Park and Beach (was Keynes
and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge
Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham
Park, Burford, Oxfordshire
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