The Cotswolds is known for its beautiful rolling countryside where there is plenty of space to enjoy leisure activities and relax – an even more precious commodity in light of the ongoing impact of Covid-19.
Our stunning campus, which is walking distance to the historic town of Cirencester, is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and is within striking distance of urban adventure. With close proximity to both the M4 and M5, Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Cheltenham are all within an hour's drive of the University.
The bustling market town of Cirencester has an eclectic, artisan feel popular with all ages. Explore the Bathurst Estate, Abbey Grounds, Black Jack Street, Market Place, Brewery Arts Gallery and the Corn Hall indoor market, or head to Cheltenham or the fashionable designer outlet villages in nearby Swindon and Bicester.
Spending time in the local areas can be as relaxing, or as exciting, and as thrilling, as you want it to be, with a whole host of attractions and leisure activities to keep you entertained across the Cotswolds.
You may choose to wander around historic houses and gardens like Berkeley Castle, Blenheim Palace or Sudeley Castle, or down a glorious avenue of trees at Batsford or Westonbirt Arboretum. The countryside is never too far away from wherever you are, so you can enjoy the variety of outdoor leisure pursuits, as well as just rambling or cycling along at your own pace.
If you are looking to keep the kids entertained, then you will be excited to know that there is a lot of choice. There are an abundance of animal attractions like Cotswold Farm Park, where children can get up close and personal with animals, or Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can see a collection of animals and birds from around the world.
The Cotswolds has many historical stories to tell, with country houses, castles, churches and amazing heritage to be discovered.