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A very warm welcome to Cheltenham - your cultural centre for the Cotswolds

Welcome to Visit Cheltenham, the official tourism website for the cultural centre of The Cotswolds, described in the New York Times in January 2016 as a town enjoying a cultural renaissance with many "happening spots", and featured in the Independent in November as a "Design Destination" with stylish places to eat, drink and stay.

Cheltenham was specifically designed in its 18th and 19th century heyday as a pleasure health resort for wealthy visitors, hence why it is often referred to  as Cheltenham Spa.  The legacy today leaves an exceptional range of quality accommodation, restaurants and entertainment in an elegant town, where many of the regency, architectural and heritage features can still be seen today, with the town maintaining much of its original culture.

However, recent modern redevelopments see a new generation of visitors to Cheltenham.   The Brewery Quarter is a buzzing district where old meets new and is home to branded stores, a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley and bars offering live gigs and entertainment throughout the week.  Cheltenham is also known for its excellent High Street shops and independent shopping quarters such as Montpellier and The Suffolks, and in 2017 John Lewis will open a flagship store in the former Beechwood Shopping Centre.  More new development is also planned throughout the town to develop a new leisure quarter.

Add to this its reputation for the year round calendar of events, which include the annual Cheltenham Festival series, with all 2017 dates now confirmed, being close to venues such as Cheltenham Racecourse and the Brennen and Brown Gin Distillery, and the many theatres and entertainment venues within the town, Cheltenham offers a hive of culture and activity to suit every generation.

Easily accessible from the M5, Cheltenham lies just over an hour away from Bristol and Birmingham and under two hours away from London.  There are excellent transport links by rail and road to the town.  Bordering The Cotswolds, Cheltenham offers an excellent base from which to explore the area too.

Why not check out the TripAdvisor Top Ten Things to Do in Cheltenham or pop into our Tourist Information Centre, situated at The Wilson - Cheltenham's Museum and Art Gallery, for ideas and inspiration, or to book your accommodation using our free booking service?  You can call us on  01242 237431 (option 2), where our friendly staff will find just the right accommodation for your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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The Battledown Bed & Breakfast

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The Battledown Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to The Battledown, clean and comfortable en suite rooms in a listed building that is a warm...

The Greenway Hotel and Spa

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The Greenway Hotel and Spa

The Country House Retreat with the Town House Treats.

The George Hotel

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The George Hotel

Cheltenham’s Leading Independent Hotel Enviably located just a two minute walk from the centre of...

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The Order of Things

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The Order of Things

The Order of Things, is a thought-provoking exhibition of contemporary art, organised in...

Cheltenham's Boutique Sale

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Cheltenham's Boutique Sale

Some of Cheltenham's best-loved independents will be taking part in a major new sale at Cheltenham...

Matthews in Graphite

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Matthews in Graphite

With a career spanning over 50 years, Rodney Matthews is one of the world's foremost illustrators...

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