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Cirencester was a bustling town during the Roman settlement of Britain, and the town retains strong ties to its past, with the award-winning Corinium Museum telling the story of the town's rich history.
Inside the church you can view Anne Boleyn's Cup, a 16th century gilded silver goblet given by the unfortunate Queen Anne Boleyn to the doctor who cared for her daughter, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth I.
In the Abbey Grounds public park is another Roman remain; a section of exposed town walls that stood near the Verulamium Gate, where the road from London and St Albans entered Cirencester. If you walk across the park you come to a 12th century Norman Arch, the only part of Cirencester Abbey still standing above ground.
A short walk from the market place brings you to Cirencester Park, a historic landscape garden created by the Earl of Bathurst and poet Alexander Pope. Within the Park are some of the earliest Gothic follies in England.
Address: Cirencester, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Cirencester Park - 0.7 miles (Garden)
Corinium Museum - 0.9 miles (Museum)
Cirencester Norman Arch - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Cirencester, St John the Baptist - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Cirencester Roman Wall - 1.2 miles (Roman Site)
Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre - 1.2 miles (Roman Site)
Baunton, St Mary Magdalene Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Daglingworth, Holy Rood Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
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