A Visit to Corinium (Cirencester)

Head StoneYesterday I visited the beautiful Gloucestershire town of Cirencester. I started out be taking a look at the St John the Baptist Parish Church which is in the middle of being restored. I then visited the Abbey Grounds which Henry VII had knocked down – I walked around the paving stones which mark out the foundations of the Abbey. I then visited the Norman archway and remains of the Roman city wall, before heading towards the Roman Amphitheatre.  Cirencester was one of the most important towns in Britain during the Roman Empire – a number of major roman roads radiated out from Cirencester. A beautiful slice of England, Cirencester is well worth a visit.

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