The 10 best Hotels in Cirencester for 2024
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Explore Cirencester’s romantic Roman roots with a luxury hotel stay. Stuck for choice? Here are our top 5 hotel picks for visiting this area.
Nestled in the heart of cosy Cirencester, The Fleece is a romantic country pub-inspired getaway. Expect open beams, plush leather armchairs and a welcoming roaring fire on arrival. Rooms are equally endearing, with premium furnishings and bright splashes of colour.
This tranquil rural escape rests upon a serene lake next to rolling fields and streams. Close to Cirencester for day trips, the resort features an indulgent spa and fine dining facilities in the on-site brasserie. Rooms are bright, airy and inviting, with classic décor and views out over the countryside.
Escape to this classic country pub hotel, home to delightful stone cottage walls and a welcoming bar. As a gateway to the Cotswolds, Burford offers plentiful walks and excellent links to Cirencester. Enjoy the hotel's 15 uniquely styled rooms, quirkily designed with bold colours and period-inspired furnishings.
This quaint village hotel is a true hidden gem. Having won numerous awards throughout the years, both for its hospitality and restaurant, you're guaranteed a delightful stay in the country. Rooms are generously big and lovingly decorated in a blend of antique and modern styles.
Located a short and scenic 30 minutes from Cirencester, this beautiful 16th-century manor house hotels is among Cheltenham’s finest. This romantic hotel offers graceful rooms brimming with Elizabethan character. What’s more, it boasts an indulgent spa and swimming complex with a must-visit champagne nail bar.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Swimming pools
- Spa treatments
- Cosy bars
- Brasserie-style dining
Cirencester is a pleasant destination all year round, with museum attractions and lively events and markets. If you’re looking to explore the surrounding Cotswolds, July and August are the most popular periods to travel. Consider exploring this pocket of the world from April to June and in September for favourable walking weather without the summer holiday crowds. Autumn and winter are fine times to visit too, with Christmas lights and changing leaves making for idyllic days out. In particular, Cirencester’s Corinium Museum hosts seasonal activities throughout the year.
Cirencester is perfect for all kinds of traveller. The wealth of Roman history both in the town and nearby makes it perfect for family days out. For example, the Corinium Museum and Amphitheatre in town are great family attractions, and you can visit the Chedworth Roman Villa easily by car. The town also has a bustling shopping, dining and drinking scene for friends and families to enjoy. Chief among these attractions is the New Brewery Arts, a Victorian brewery conversion which hosts craft studios and creative artwork stalls. For energetic outdoor pursuits, the lovely Cotswolds are located on Cirencester’s doorstep for long walks in the country.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Spa retreats
- Pub hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Cosy cottages
- Comfortable shoes
- Walking clothes
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- An umbrella
- Roman history book
Cirencester is easy to access with links via road and rail into town. Although Cirencester doesn't have a train station itself, you'll find rail links in neighbouring Kemble, just 5 miles away. National Express provides direct coach trips from London too, and arrivals via air can connect to the town from airports in Bristol or Birmingham. There are also ample car parks for arrivals coming by road. Once you’ve arrived in town, you can visit all corners of the centre easily by foot. However, a car is recommended if you’re wishing to explore the scenic Cotswolds.
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Cirencester was once an important Roman stronghold, and visitors have access to a wealth of excellent historic attractions throughout town. Although Cirencester may be far less prominent today as it was, it is still a charming town of beautiful Victorian architecture and pretty leafy squares. Whether you're wandering the superb St John the Baptist's Church or strolling the tranquil Cirencester Park, there’s plenty to do here to captivate the senses.
Cirencester was so important to Roman rulers that it was considered second only to London (or Londinium). Today, you can explore this heritage at the Corinium Museum, home to beautiful mosaics and re-constructed villa rooms. You'll also find the contours of an important Amphitheatre in town, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Both romantic and historic, these ruins are sure to ensnare the imagination of children and adults alike.