Facts & Figures
Cirencester, known as "The Capital of the Cotswolds"
is situated in the county of Gloucestershire in England. Even
though it is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds,
it still enjoys a relatively central position, with London,
to the East, only 90 minutes away via the M4 motorway, Birmingham
to the North is 75 minutes away, and Cornwall only 2 hours down
the M5. This page is the place to find various Cirencester facts
ask how you pronounce Cirencester. It is pronounced 'Si ren
makes an idea base when visiting the Cotswolds with places such
as Cheltenham, Oxford, South
within easy reach.
Population - c19,000
Town - Itzehoe, Germany. On October 8th 1982 a partnership
between Cirencester and the German town of Itzehoe was celebrated
in an official Twinning Ceremony in Itzehoe.
is located at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost
land of the Federal Republic of Germany. Itzehoe is the "district
town" of the Steinburg district and its population is approx.
34500. A modern business world shapes the face of the center
of the city, surrounded by old and newly created populated
areas which are partially framed by wooded areas. However,
particularly in the past few years the landscape has changed
because many businesses have chosen Itzehoe as their location,
due to the easy access to transportation facilities and well
designed traffic routes for commuters, as well as having the
metropolitan city of Hamburg near by. Besides offices and
producing trade businesses, areas like microelectronics and
technical microsystems are increasingly gaining importance
in this city.
find out more about Itzehoe on by visiting their web site.
To visit, click
Distance to major towns and
cities (All distances
the M5 at junction 11a, and follow the A417 towards Cirencester.
Leave the A417 at the "Burford Road" junction and
turn right into Cirencester
above, leave the M5 at junction 11a
the M4 at junction 15 (Swindon) and follow A417 to Cirencester
the M4 at either junction 17 or 18 and follow signposts to
nearest railway station is at Kemble (around 5 miles from
Cirencester) on the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line. Trains
run to Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham (for the Midlands
and North) and to Swindon (for London Paddington, Reading,
Bath, Bristol and South Wales). There are also three through
services each day to and from Paddington.
nearest major airport to Cirencester is found at Bristol (then
follow "From the South" road directions, closely
followed by Birmingham (then follow "From the North"
To view a
map of the town, visit the town
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