Kings Head Hotel (Cirencester) Location
Map & Directions
24 Market Place
Pre booking is advisable prior to arrival.
The Kings Head Hotel offers a drop off area directly outside the hotel for guests checking in. There is a limited amount of secure parking at the rear. Pre-booking is available at a charge of £15 per day.
Otherwise, adjacent to the hotel is the Market Place 'Pay and Display' car park. This is free of charge Tuesdays - Thursdays from 6pm – 8am. Please be aware of the local market days every Monday, Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.
How to get here
Satellite Navigation Systems
If you are travelling to the hotel by car using a satellite navigation system please use the postcode GL7 2NP which will bring you into the Market Place to the hotel's main entrance.
Directions from North
M6 J8 merge onto M5. Exit M5 J11a merge on to A417 signposted London/Cirencester. At Air Balloon roundabout take second exit signposted M4 Cirencester at Burford junction branch left onto the A429 signposted Cirencester, follow signs for Cirencester Town Centre
Directions from East
M25 J15 merge onto M4 signposted the West /Slough. M4 J15 to A419 signposted Swindon. Continue A419 onto fly over signposted Cirencester, at Driffield junction branch left, take 2nd exit on to the A419 signposted Stroud. Take 3rd exit at next roundabout on to A429 Cirencester. Follow signs for Cirencester Town Centre.
Directions from South
M4 J15, A419 signposted Swindon. Continue A419 onto fly over signposted Cirencester, at Driffield junction branch left, take 2nd exit on to the A419 signposted Stroud. Take 3rd exit at next roundabout on to A429 Cirencester. Follow signs for Cirencester Town Centre.
Directions from West
M6 J8 merge onto M5. Exit M5 J11a merge on to A417 signposted London/Cirencester. At Air Balloon roundabout take second exit signposted M4 Cirencester Burford junction branch left onto the A429 signposted Cirencester, follow signs for Cirencester Town Centre
Kemble Railway Station - 4 miles with direct links to London Paddington
Bristol Airport - 49 miles
Take A38, M32, M4, A429 to Cirencester
London Heathrow - 83 miles
M25 J14, M4 J15, follow A419, A417 to Cirencester
The Kings Head Hotel offers a drop off area directly outside the hotel for our guests checking in.
Adjacent to the hotel is the Market Place 'Pay and Display' car park. This is free of charge Tuesdays - Thursdays from 6pm – 8am. Please be aware of the local market days every Monday, Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.
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Location & Local Attractions
Highgrove House & Gardens
Over 30 years in the making, the organic gardens at Highgrove are some of the most creatively inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom. TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall open the gardens to visitors on selected dates between April and October each year. Join one of The Prince's expert guides on a two-hour tour through the extraordinary series of gardens including The Stumpery, the stunning Wildflower Meadow and the impressive Kitchen Garden. Each a highly personal and inspiring reflection of the interests and enthusiasms of His Royal Highness. After your tour there will be time to take refreshments in the peaceful ambience of the Orchard Restaurant and visit the Estate shop. To visit the gardens at Highgrove you will need to book a ticket for one of our Garden Tours in advance. These can be booked individually or as a group booking. Or purchase one of our Champagne Tea Garden Tours for a special treat or memorable gift.
Westonbirt Arboretum is a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure... The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Westonbirt Arboretum consists of three main areas. The Old Arboretum (a dog free area) is a carefully designed landscape dating from the 1850s offering beautiful vistas, stately avenues and trees from around the world. Westonbirt main car park is at the Welcome Building. At particularly busy times other areas are used to accommodate additional parking. The restaurant offers tasty, freshly prepared hot and cold refreshments including soups, sandwiches, savoury snacks, cakes and pastries along with a seasonal menu of hearty meals. In addition, the Westonbirt Cafe offers outdoor seating and serves take-away teas, coffees and a range of hot and cold snacks. The cafe opens at peak times during the summer and in autumn.
The Cotswold Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park is much more than 'a park'! An area of 40 square miles between Swindon and Cirencester, with 150 lakes, it has many different leisure providers and places to stay, eat and explore. Since 1967, when the whole area was designated as 'the Cotswold Water Park', it has grown to become a major tourist destination in its own right - more than 500,000 visitors come here every year. Within the area there are 14 villages and towns where more than 20,000 live and work. Among many others, the Cotswold Water Park specialises in wakeboarding, skiing, boat hire, canoeing & kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. As well as water sports, the water park offers land activities such as aerial adventure, angling, beaches, horse riding, rally driving and much more! The Cotswold Water Park Trust operates several sites as nature reserves, where the landscape is managed for the protection and enhancement of wildlife, and where the public can go to enjoy it. Birds, bats, butterflies and Black Poplars are just some of the flora and fauna that benefit from these protected spaces, and all our reserves are easily accessible through public or permissive rights of way. Winter and spring: Goldeneye, Lapwing, gulls, and resident water birds such as Gadwall, Pochard, Wigeon, Teal and Tufted Duck can be viewed from the hide at Lake 74. Summer and autumn: dragonflies and damselflies, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Hobby, Sand Martin and Swift. At the heronry, viewed from the Reed Hide at Lake 68, fledgling Grey Heron and Little Egret can be seen leaving the nest and loafing around the site. Whether you are looking for a quick coffee and cake, a speedy business lunch or a long romantic dinner there are plenty of eating out places to choose from in the Cotswold Water Park. There are family (and dog!) friendly country pubs, quirky tea rooms, lakeside bars and brasseries where you can watch all the action on the water without even getting wet!
Ian Coley Shooting
Whether it is in reference to Clay Shooting or Game Shooting the name ‘Coley' "is renowned in the shooting world". Located just outside of Cheltenham the Ian Coley Group comprises the Gun Shop, Shooting School and Sporting Agency. The Shooting Ground is available for individual practice with self-timer release clay traps, for instruction with professional coaches and for corporate hospitality days. Whether you are an experienced game shot looking to keep your eye in; a clay shooter looking for some expert advice on a particular discipline, or a novice learning from scratch, Ian Coley's shooting lessons are tailored to your needs. Ian Coley is well-known in the shooting world, for both clay shooting and game shooting. Six times Olympic coach, Ian first shot for Great Britain in 1971, and since then has represented the country on over 200 occasions – either as a shooter, coach or team manager. In 2012, after coaching Peter Wilson to Gold at the London Olympics, Ian was awarded an MBE for his services to the sport of shooting. Ian is widely recognised as one of the world's top game shots and currently runs one of the UK's largest Sporting Agencies, offering clients quality driven game shooting both here and abroad.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
The home of Rare Breeds Conservation. Play, discover, explore and relax. Something for everyone, whatever the weather. Adam is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to millions of viewers each Sunday evening. But farming and conservation are Adam's first passions and when the camera stops rolling, there is still plenty of work to be done. Adam Henson's father, Joe Henson, passed his beloved rare breed farm to his son in 1999 after lovingly nurturing the farm since 1962. Joe Henson has been award an MBE from her majesty the Queen, in recognition for his services to conservation. The Cotswold Farm Park is home to a range of rare breed horses, ponies, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep. Most days at the farm, there are plenty of hands-on, educational and fun activities for all to enjoy. From shearing demonstrations, milking demonstrations, 'ask the eggs-perts', bottle feeding baby lambs and a farm safari! Adam's Kitchen, Stable Snacks Bar, Old Spot Bistro, and the Farm Park Shop will be available to fill you up with delicious locally sourced Cotswold food! Including succulent Old Spot sausages that were reared on the farm. Adult ticket prices are £9.25, children's tickets are £8.40.
A monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability' Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the great Lake, offering an unforgettable day out for all. Blenheim Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture. The Palace and Formal Gardens are open every day until the 20th December 2015. The Park is open daily except for Christmas Day. Advance tickets can be purchased online. For entry to the Palace, Park and Gardens a children's ticket fee £12.30 and an adult is £22.50. On site there are cafes and restaurants, serving locally sourced, fresh food that caters for al tastes and experiences, from light bites to formal dining.
Gatcombe Park is set in the heart of the Cotswolds and is the spectacular private country home of H.R.H. The Princess Royal. Gatcombe Park regularly hosts international riders from all over the world and is home to the Festival of British Eventing. As well as a weekend of top class eventing, there is a shopping village, arena attractions and entertainment for all the family. Hamptons International Garden Club Bar & Grill The Garden Club Bar & Grill is an arena side enclosure for Club Members only, offering high quality food, morning coffee & afternoon tea and a full bar service. The ideal location in which to enjoy the day's arena entertainment in style. For non-members, there is Garden Club Restaurant which you can reserve a table in. Gatcombe also provides a Tradestand Village and Food Court.