Cirencester, known as the "Capital Of The Cotswolds", is an
historic Roman town in the heart of the
Cotswolds with attractions from a
Roman Ampitheatre to the nearby
Chedworth Roman Villa. The
Corinium Museum in an
important source of information on the local history.
The Greek writer Ptolemy mentions Korinion in his Geography, written about
AD 150, and it is agreed that the Romans based the name Corinium on a Celtic word Corn or Corin.
may derive from the name of the British tribe, the Cornovii, and in any case it is connected with
the name of the River Churn.
For details of the Arms of Cirencester,
Cirencester has many fine examples of historic
mosaics, including the one below which can be found near the Brewery Arts in the centre of