Cirencester is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful rural areas in South West England. It is a thriving historical market town with a population of approximately 22,000. The town is well known for its Roman history, offers a safe and relaxed learning environment, with many pubs, restaurants, independent shops and tourist attractions available for students looking for more than just a study experience.
The area benefits from its ideal commercial and tourism location: Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge and Stratford Upon Avon are all within an hour of Cirencester, while London and the coastal town of Bournemouth are only two hours by road.
The Cotswolds is a range of hills stretching from Bath in the south to near Stratford Upon Avon in the north. As Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester lies half way along the hill range. The region was created from a strong woollen industry with wealthy landowners and is now a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, popular with tourists.
With gentle hills, pretty limestone villages and beautiful river valleys, the Cotswolds are often described as one of the most unspoilt areas of the UK.
I really enjoyed the time when my husband and I spent in Cirencester, which is an adorable town and people very welcoming and warming. Studying in the Cotswold International Language School helped me improve a lot my English skills like speaking, listening, writing and reading and now I’m much more confident to use it in my job in Brazil. I really enjoyed the course and because it is informal, it is much more interesting and useful. The time we lived in UK gave us not only an amazing experience of life, but also new and real friends.