Roman in the Cotswolds


Fri-Sun Sep 24th-26th




£45 (including supplement) per person for 2 nights


We have reserved dorms at the recently opened Cotswold Hostel in Cirencester. This is a Roman town, the 2nd city of Roman Britain. Cirencester has many streets and squares to explore of typical Cotswold stone, plus a Roman Amphitheatre, and a cathedral-sized medieval church. The hostel is within the New Brewery Arts Centre with gallery, café and craft shops.

Our 10 mile walk for Saturday features the most photographed street in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row. This is described as "the apotheosis of rustic Cotswold architecture". The walk includes two splendid Cotswold villages, Bibury and Coln St Aldwyn. We plan a leisurely lunch stop at the Swan Hotel with riverside terrace, with time to explore the villages and manors.

On Sunday we can explore Cirencester House estate, designed by Alexander Pope, with its 5-mile avenue of chestnut trees. Also a visit to the Corinimun Roman Museum, one of the best in Britain for Roman treasures.


Hostel does meals except breakfasts. We will have communal tea, coffee and cereal provided. Self-catering kitchen at hostel. Lots of cafes, shops and pubs nearby and on walks.


Nearest station Kemble, on GWR line direct from Paddington. Regular local buses from Kemble to Cirencester (4 miles). Arranging lifts is an individual responsibility and is not organised by the event leader.


YHA Cotswolds, New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, GL7 1HW


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