The aim of this article was to create a definitive list of ten of the most instagrammable spots in Cheltenham.  However we, the new marketing team here at Visit Cheltenham, are happy to admit that we got a little carried away! 

It’s not surprising that we’ve struggled to narrow down our favourite pretty places in and around town. There are so many postcard worthy spots in Cheltenham.  As the most complete Regency town in the UK we have an abundance of stunning architecture that all deserves to be included in this round up.  We are also officially home to some of the best green spaces in the UK with many beautiful parks, gardens plus elegant shopping areas and photogenic al fresco dining terraces and outdoor bars

Below we’ve shared with you the places in Cheltenham which we believe are the most instagrammable.  However, we would love to see photos of your recommendations too so please do share them on Instagram and tag us in at @visitcheltenham using the hashtag #OurChelt.  We will pick some of our favourites and add them to the list below. 

Without further ado, the most instagrammable spots in Cheltenham, (as voted by the Visit Cheltenham team!)…

Pittville Park & Pump Room

Pittville Park, (one of the five parks in Cheltenham that has a prestigious Green Flag Award), is a popular spot with locals and an unmissable highlight for any visitor to Cheltenham.  At the weekend Pittville Park is THE spot to be if you have kids due to the very impressive playground on the eastern side of the park.

By This City Mum

The boating lake on the western side of Pittville is undeniably a photogenic spot.  It’s also the place to head to if you wish to snap a photo of you on the water as you can hire rowing boats from here.  For those who prefer to keep their firmly on dry land we recommend a stroll around the lake, a game of tennis or pitch and putt followed by refreshments at the very pretty Boathouse Café.

By Katie Charlotte Blogs

Pittville Pump Room is one of the most featured local buildings on Instagram.  Not only is the grade 1 listed building strikingly pretty it also offers locals and visitors the chance to taste the spa waters which made Cheltenham famous.

By @discovercotswolds

Sandford Park & Sandford Park Lido

Located at the end of the High Street, Sandford Park is one of Cheltenham's lesser known treasures however this doesn’t make it any less Instagram worthy. We love this photo taken in the sunshine by local mum and blogger Danni at @danstar212.

Next door to the Sandford Park is the Sandford Park Lido, one of the largest outdoor pools in the country and a popular place to head to in the summer…

Regency Architecture

You can’t help but snap away and take photos of our many strikingly pretty Regency buildings in town. We particularly love this photo by @thisbristolbrood This Bristol Brood.

And this blooming beautiful post by @lesleysainty from Places with Ed.

The Neptune Fountain

Of course you can’t visit Cheltenham without popping along to meet one of our most famous residents, Neptune, located in his fountain on The Promenade. The fountain is a monumental piece depicting Greek god Neptune in a shell-chariot, being drawn by four sea-horses and heralded by conch-shell blowing merman.

It is purported to have been modelled as an ode to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy (although that has never been historically verified).  

Montpellier

Montpellier is a destination area at the top of The Promenade where fashion, antiques and lifestyle boutiques sit alongside independent restaurants, cafes and wine bars. With an extensive number of historic and iconic buildings the area lends itself perfectly to capturing beautiful photos.

We love the elaborate architecture featured on the inside and outside of the Ivy Montpellier Brasserie building…

And the curved facade of Montpellier Wine Bar

Our top tip is to make sure you look up when visiting the Montpellier Arcade to fully appreciate the detail in the beautifully decorated ceiling…

By Montpellier Association.

Other unmissable highlights are the iconic caryatids in Montpellier. These 'armless ladies' are a type of column which support the architectural facades of the chic boutiques in Montpellier Walk. Dating from 1840 they are loosely based on classical models on the Acropolis in Athens and are a form of decoration used extensively in 19th century France.

By Heather On Her Travels

The Suffolks

A short stroll from Montpellier is The Suffolks. An area of quiet, period streets set around the grand architecture of Suffolk Square. It's a quirky place where the terraces of Georgian and Victorian townhouses recall the affluent heydays of Cheltenham as a spa town.

We thoroughly recommend that you visit The Suffolk’s during one of the regular street fairs; however any time of year the area is a great place to wander with your camera as demonstrated with this fabulous shot…

@duncanrpowell via @thesuffolkscheltenham

Make sure you take a look inside the Daffodil Restaurant which is located in an original 1920 Art Deco Cinema and retains many of the original features...

Another unmissable spot for dining is The Suffolk’s Michelin Star Restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage.  They serve delicious dishes which are guaranteed to produce drool worthy Instagram shots!

The iconic Cheltenham sign & street art

To capture a photo of the iconic Cheltenham sign you need to walk or cycle along the Honeybourne Line.  It makes a great background for a selfie as demonstrated here by local blogger Steph’s daughter…

By Steph Loves Honey

We are quite rightly proud of the street art which covers the walls of various buildings in Cheltenham.  The art are legacies left over from past Cheltenham Paint Festivals.  Some of our favourites can be seen below. (We can’t wait to see what street art pops up at the next paint festival on the 1st – 8th September 2019).

by @thiscitymum

by Pink Oddy

Surrounding countryside and hills

And last, but certainly not least, Cheltenham is surrounded by absolutely spectacular scenery which lends itself very well for eye catching shots to post on Instagram including Cleeve Hill

By Travel Loving Family

By Pink Pear Bear

The views from Leckhampton Hill are also outstanding…

So do you agree with our selection of the most instagrammable spots in Cheltenham?  We could have listed hundreds more, our town is certainly a photogenic place to live and visit. 

Coming soon is a post featuring the most instagrammable events in Cheltenham including Light Up Cheltenham, Wychwood Festival & our festive Christmas markets.  In the meantime we would love to know your favourite pretty spots in the town so please do tag us (@VisitCheltenham) on Instagram and use the hashtag #OurChelt.  We look forward to seeing your recommendations!

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