Cirencester Circular Ride
Tel: +44 01285 654180
A mainly flat route through the South Cotswold countryside taking in the Cotswold Water Park and Fairford.
Cirencester is ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’ This is a place with ancient origins. The Roman fort, later town, of ‘Corinium Dobunnorum’ was an important regional capital (there’s still an atmospheric grassed over amphitheatre), mentioned by Ptolemy (as ‘Korinison’) in his Geography, written about AD 150. All this makes the award winning Corinium Museum very much more than the average town museum.
Cirenceseter is an important tourism and crafts centre. The Visitor Information Centre is located at the Corinium Museum. It has an arts centre with workshops in a converted brewery, and there are regular craft fairs, antique fairs and auctions. Cirencester has a wonderful variety of quality shops, restaurants and cafes to eat at or to pick up supplies.