Located in Gloucestershire, Cirencester is a city of Roman origin, one of the oldest in the country. The Romans called it Corinium Dobunnorum and it was an important seat of markets. The Romans built temples, a forum, an amphitheater and, in the second century, the town was surrounded by walls, it seems that, in Roman times, Cirencester was the second city of Roman Britain.
The city today has little remains of the Roman amphitheater, a beautiful medieval church (Church of St. John the Baptist) famous for his perpendicular gallery and merchants graves. The Corinium Museum is rich in Roman remains.
CIRENCESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET
1) Cirencester Christmas Market. The market is set up around the Market Place and West Market Place in the center of this small town in a picturesque setting near the medieval church. The Market Place now boasts a large pedestrianised area finished in beautiful York stone.
Dates of the Christmas Market 2019:
Cirencester Advent Festival & Light Switch On Saturday 30 November 11am – 7pm
Cirencester Arts and Craft Market Sunday 1 December 10am – 5pm
Cirencester Christmas Gift Markets Monday 2 December 10am – 4pm; Tuesday 3 December to Thursday 5 December 10am to 5pm; Friday 6 December 9am to 3pm
Christmas Market Weekend Saturday 7 December to Sunday 8 December 10am – 5pm
Festive Farmer’s Markets Saturday 14 December & Saturday 21 December 9am – 2.30pm