Cirencester, now known as the ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’ was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. ‘Corinium’, as it was then known, was mentioned by Greek writer Ptolemy in his 150AD gegraphy. Many fine examples of Roman mosaics can still be found in Cirencester, as well as many interesting buildings spanning several centuries.
Cirencester’s market town status was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Market traders still operate every Monday and Friday, and since 1999 the town has had its own farmers’ market. Crafts and antiques markets are also staged regularly.
For more information on the Cotswolds please visit www.cotswolds.info.