Or looking for inspiration of what to do at the weekend in the best of the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’? Well, here’s our tried and tested guide to quirky, fun and interesting things to do in Cirencester that you might not have thought of. Whether it’s visiting a museum, roman amphitheatre, sculpture park or making a silver bangle – there really is something for everyone.
Cirencester is a great place to explore, the Roman Town is full of amazing little lanes with lots to discover, places to eat and drink. (and the tallest free-standing hedge in Europe!)
Explore the Bathurst Estate, Abbey grounds, Black Jack Street, Market Place, Brewery Arts Gallery and the Corn Hall indoor market.
A fabulous international centre for contemporary art and sculpture
A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Elemental Sculpture Park’ sits on a 10-acre site which has been transformed into a mixed deciduous and conifer woodland with ponds, gardens and glades. Meander through the paths that take you on a journey around the park providing an international centre for contemporary art.
This is a real gem – a fantastic museum illustrating the Romans in the Cotswolds
The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester. Its principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However, the museum today is much more than that, taking the visitor on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day. The light and modern galleries offer the visitor an exceptional interactive experience. The museum is renowned for its learning provision, with an education centre and temporary exhibition space that ensure a vibrant, changing programme of events and activities for everyone to enjoy.
You can make ceramic tiles, design a silver bangle or study botanical art
Keep an eye out to see what’s happening each month, whether you’re coming to see an exhibition, or you want to see if there’s a workshop that’s just right.
Dog walking heaven in the centre of town
The grounds of the country house, Cirencester Park on Cecily Hill are open to the public between 8am and 5pm. It’s popular with dog owners and walkers whatever the weather, why not enjoy these wonderful grounds in the heart of the Bathurst Estate. Just a 10-minute walk from campus.
A hidden treasure
If you are an enthusiast for Roman remains then this is an important site. Take the dog or just have a stroll in the sunshine. There are good interpretation boards and landscaping, so you can get right down into the site.
A wonderful opportunity to explore the far corners of the Cotswolds in your search for the hares, visiting towns and villages you may never have visited before
Go off the beaten track and follow the hares on foot, by bike and public transport with special maps outlining a variety of short and long trails around the region. Find all the five-foot hares in a prize-winning event! This is some challenge!!