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Getting There -- Cirencester has no railway station, but trains depart several times a day from London's Paddington Station for the 80-minute trip to Kemble, which is 6.5km (4 miles) southwest of Cirencester. You may have to transfer trains at Swindon. For schedules and information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. From Kemble, a bus travels to Cirencester four to five times a day.

National Express buses leave London's Victoria Coach Station with direct service to Cirencester. For schedules and information, call tel. 0871/781-81-81 or visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk.

If driving from London, take the M40 northwest to Oxford, continuing along the A40 to the junction with the A429, which you'll take south to Cirencester.

Visitor Information -- The Cotswold Visitors Centre is located in the Corinium Museum at Park Street (tel. 01285/654180; www.cirencester.gov.uk). Year-round hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 2 to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.