A spectacular setting in the heart of the Cotswolds
Up to 260 en-suite bedrooms available to suit all budgets
Elegant dining rooms and seasonal menus
Space for relaxing and socialising
A versatile and enchanting venue
Try our own RAU ‘Muddy Wellies’ brew ale

Royal Agricultural University, Cotswolds

A Spectacular Setting in the Heart of the Cotswolds

The Royal Agricultural University is nestled in the heart of peaceful Cotswold countryside, a mile from the historic Roman town of Cirencester.  We are located within an hour of Bristol, Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham and just 90 minutes from London, making us the ideal base for touring the area, whether for sightseeing, coach tours, exploring local history or walking – the list is endless!
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Summer Accommodation at the Royal Agricultural University

We are set within 25 acres of magnificent grounds and offer guests a diverse combination of spectacular Victorian Gothic buildings for breakfast and dining, with overnight accommodation provided in separate modern residences around the campus, many offering glorious views over open countryside. We have a range of 260 en-suite bedrooms available, both single and twin, and a number of standard bedrooms with shared facilities – with something to suit all budgets.  In addition, the University can offer 25 en-suite bedrooms for hire all year round in our historic main building. 

Our facilities include:

  • Free car parking for up to 300 vehicles
  • Free WiFi for all guests
  • 30 meeting rooms and lecture theatres equipped with modern AV
  • Dininig in historic rooms or our modern 'Retreat Cafe@
  • Tea and making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Modern gym, cafe and shop situated within 25 acres of Cotswold grounds
  • Residents lounge and bar
  • Laundry

Our tailor-made approach to each event comes as standard and you will be allocated your own experienced Client Manager to co-ordinate your event from booking to completion.

Seasonal Menus and Locally Sourced Produce

We have a wide range of catering options available for groups including full and half board, or bed and breakfast option with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and packed lunches on request. We take great pride in our catering, which is reflected in the high quality seasonal menus and locally sourced produce we provide including our special sausage, ‘The Royal’, and our own brew ale, lager and cider from the ‘Muddy Wellies’ range.

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  Summer Vacation Availability: 19.06.2020 26.09.2020 Year Round Availability: catering and bedrooms
Bedrooms max
250 25
Bedrooms max
80 0
Dining max
120 120
Dining max
100 100
Rates from
£35.00 £41.00
Rates from
(self catering)
Please note: This table is for guidance only and the details may change depending on the dates required.