Wander to the end of Park Street in Cirencester and your gaze will be drawn to what can only be described as a very very tall hedge…in fact, you’ll be looking up at the world’s tallest yew hedge. The hedge not only marks a brilliant “look what I found” photo opportunity, but you'll pass it as you walk to the entrance of Cirencester Park.
If you fancy a walk during your stay in the area yet don’t want to venture too far then the park’s perfect, as not only is it so close to the town it’s almost part of it but it’s an impressive 8km long and 4.8km wide. The park’s one of Cirencester’s best-loved attractions, and whether you visit for a stroll or you while away an afternoon enjoying the peace and quiet, the avenue-lined areas of forest remain Lord Bathurst’s proudest achievement.
He set out to create an area for people to retreat to and feel as though they were far from the town, and although it was inspired by Baroque geometry it was created with people in mind rather than status. If you want to view the whole park from its best angle then here’s a handy tip, make your way to the church steeple in Cirencester.