Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for almost three hundred years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring in 1716 led to the development of this fashionable, vibrant, Regency spa town with its painted stucco facades and intricate ironwork balconies. It has an exceptional range of quality accommodation, fabulous cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants, with outside seating areas offering a café culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere, and award-winning stylish shopping.
As cultural centre for the Cotswolds, it has an abundance of fantastic festivals all year round, from horseracing at The Festival in March culminating in the Gold Cup, through to the internationally renowned four main festivals of Jazz, Science, Music and Literature. With Poetry, Food and Drink, Ukulele, Cricket, the popular family Wychwood Festival and even a new Wine Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Comedy, dance, concerts and a wide variety of entertainment take place in many venues including Cheltenham Town Hall, Everyman Theatre and Bacon Theatre, with music to suit all tastes in pubs and bars. At The Brewery Centre visit the IMAX cinema or go ten-pin bowling. Good sports and leisure facilities are also available at the sports centre LeisureatCheltenham.
Not to be missed is The Wilson, Gloucestershire’s premier museum & art gallery, hosting critically acclaimed exhibitions, an internationally important Arts & Crafts collection and information on the Antarctic explorer Edward Wilson, who was born in Cheltenham in 1872. Other famous Cheltenham sons include Gustav Holst (b. 1874), whose birthplace you can visit and don’t forget the magnificent Grade I listed Pittville Pump Room in Pittville Park, where you can still taste the spa waters (Wed – Sun events permitting). Cheltenham is renowned for its beautiful floral displays, to be found in Cheltenham’s parks and gardens - visit Sandford Park with its 1930s open air lido. 14th century St Mary’s Minster with its stained glass and rose window, is the oldest building in Cheltenham and well worth a visit. Stroll around Montpellier or The Suffolks for a village feel and boutique shops and cafes. There is something to surprise you around every corner from the Michelin two-starred restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage, to a converted art deco cinema - The Daffodil restaurant.
A popular academic destination, see the neo-Gothic school buildings of Cheltenham College and the Ladies’ College built in the French-Gothic style with a remarkable bronze dome, with The Neptune Fountain on the Promenade and the caryatids in Montpellier (armless ladies) based on those on Athens’ Acropolis also well worth seeing.
Cheltenham is an ideal place to stay for touring around the Cotswolds, particularly around The Romantic road touring route. It has good airport, train, bus and National Express links and is less than a hundred miles from London, providing easy access from all parts of the UK and overseas.
For further information visit www.visitcheltenham.com or call in at Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre at The Wilson in Clarence Street.
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The Festival at Cheltenham is the shining jewel in Jump racing's crown. It is four days of magic, madness and magnificence, played out on a stage framed by the breathtaking vista of the Cotswold Hills.
Warmer weather is on its way and the grounds here at The Greenway Hotel & Spa are starting to come to life with snow drops and daffodils to herald the start of spring.
Enjoy overnight accommodation, a fruit platter in your room on arrival, a three...
An award-winning independent music festival in the picturesque Cotswolds.
Easter Sunday Lunch
Treat your dad to a three course lunch and we'll treat him to a free gift!
Treat your mum to a three course lunch and we'll treat her to a free gift!
Fresh from its sell-out run at the National Portrait Gallery in London, this exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to see beautiful photographic portraits exploring the life and career of Audrey Hepburn. Tracing her career from her early years as a...
Join us for an afternoon of poetry in the lounge. Whilst you are with us, enjoy a cream tea or a glass of house wine
Imperial Square, Cheltenham
New for 2016 race week, join the garden bar for post race drinks at the new Guinness Bus. From quality drinks, music and BBQ, join the team each night for post drinks during race week at the Imperial Garden bar.
The venue for 17 race meetings, featuring The Festival in March and The Open in November, plus conference, events, Sunday market & music festivals.
Visitors can walk through the ten acre garden at Colesbourne Park with its woodland and lakeside paths, the new Spring Garden and the formal garden to see huge banks of snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants.
Treat yourself to the grand British tradition of a full afternoon tea in our lounge, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot
Gloucester Cheese Rolling will return on Monday 30th May 2016.
Located on the outskirts of the Regency town of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a 16th century luxury Elizabethan manor house hotel and spa. The 21 bedroom hotel, with its warm Cotswold stone exterior is the picture of English country charm and lies in e
PricePrices £130.00 to £465.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Winchcombe Pottery is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with a special exhibition at The Guild at 51 in Cheltenham
Celebrate Wimbledon with this strawberry inspired treat! Includes a full body scrub, three hours of spa use and strawberries and cream with a glass of Champagne. Quote JUN16 when booking