The ancient market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire is 8 miles from Cirencester. The main street has many 17th and 18th century cotswold stone houses and there are 5 pubs in the town. The church of St Mary has some of the finest stained glass windows in the country. Nearby is the cotswold water park which consists of 140 lakes many used for fishing or water sports. The town is also well known for its military air base where there is an annual air show.