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Cirencester Parish Church


Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Cirencester town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Cirencester's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Cirencester is the capital of the Cotswolds, and a fantastic place to visit. With its honey-golden brick buildings, open spaces, resplendent parks, and flower-rich gardens, it's a beautiful town to behold. Add to that a magnificent museum showcasing Cirencester's rich Roman heritage, a towering church, a busy market place, quirky shops, and delightful up-market bars and eateries, and you have the perfect place to fill your day!


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Curious About... Cirencester

  • An exploration of Cirencester's town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Cirencester in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Abbey Grounds to Market Place - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
This walk starts in the wide open spaces of Abbey Grounds with a lake, bandstand and beautiful trees, then wends its way round the spectacular parish church with a tower you can climb up. Next, explore the busy Market Place and its plethora of up-scale shops, bars and eateries, before skirting the edge of the town centre to reveal much of its history, ending back at the heart - time to sample the delights you’ve discovered!
1.5 hoursOK

2. Market Place to Cirencester Park - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From the splendour of Corn Hall in the Market Place this walk takes you first along Black Jack Street with its mixture of high-class places to shop, eat and drink. Next pass a marvellous museum housing much of the town’s Roman past, before exploring fascinating streets in the old town. Finally make your way to the amazing Cirencester Park, with open space, stunning trees and miles and miles of wonderful walks.
1 hourOK

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"Excellent product by the way, really informative and ideal for orientation when visiting a place for the first time."

Latest Revision : June 2023


Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail