Free walking tour of the Amphitheatre on 14th June!

June 9, 2022

posted by Joanna Tubbs

If you want to learn more about Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and the Obelisk, now’s your chance! Cirencester Rotary Club and Cirencester Civic Society have joined forces to lead three walks as part of Cirencester Town Council’s Wellbeing week on Tuesday 14th June and they’re free for anyone to join.

The Rotary Club and Civic Society say, “Exercise your body and mind as you learn about some of Cirencester’s rich history on one of 3 walks of varying duration. Further information will be available at the Rotary gazebo in the Market Place before your walk.”

Three walks have been organised as part of a wider timetable of wellbeing events, and the longest walk (duration 60 minutes) will take in the Obelisk and Amphitheatre, as well other historic gems of our Cotswold town.

Choose from:

The Short Walk

Duration: 20 minutes.
Start and end point: The Rotary Club gazebo, Cirencester Market Place
Date: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Times: 10.15 am & 1.45 pm (subject to demand)
Highlights: The walk will take you around the points of interest in the Abbey Grounds, , the site of the Abbey Church of St Mary, the Abbey, meet the Abbot and Canon (wooden statues) then on to the Norman Arch, the Ice House and the Mulberry Tree before the returning to the Market Place.

The Medium Walk

Duration: 45 minutes.
Start and end point: The Rotary Club gazebo, Cirencester Market Place
Date: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Times: 11.00 am & 2.30 pm (subject to demand)
Highlights: In addition to the sights on the short walk, the route will include further Town Centre historic sites, including the site of the Basilica, old Railway station and Hospital before returning to the Market Place

The Long Walk

Duration: 60 minutes.
Start and end point: The Rotary Club gazebo, Cirencester Market Place
Date: Tuesday 14th June 2022
Times: 12.00 pm (subject to demand)
Highlights: This builds upon the medium walk and widens out to include St Michael’s Park, Watermoor Trinity Church, the Obelisk and Amphitheatre before returning to the Market Place.

To book a place please email: coriniumrotary@gmail.com stating name, number in party, which walk you would like to do and at what time.

Please note that for their own safety children and vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a guardian or carer.

If you’re unable to join the walk on Tuesday 14th June, why not try one of these self-guided walks around Cirencester and the Roman Amphitheatre?
The Whereat Trail
Amphitheatre and Cirencester Park by Cirencester Ramblers
Or watch a virtual tour from the comfort of home!
Virtual tour of Cirencester Amphitheatre

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