A fascinating trip back in time from 1860 to present day to learn how The Cheltenham Festival began.  Now the ultimate bucket list event that captures the heart of every sports fan, attracting over 265,000 racegoers annually who come together to watch 28 races across four extraordinary days, including Gold Cup Day...

History of Cheltenham FestivalFor more Cheltenham Race Week inspiration check out... 

Our guide to events at The Brewery Quarter, 10 to 13 March 2020

Cheltenham's best cocktail bars

Cheltenham's best brunch spots

Everything you need to know about The Cheltenham Festival including what to wear to the races

*The above graphic has been taken from a Guide to Cheltenham produced by third year Magazine Journalism and Production students at the University of Gloucestershire. With thanks to - Claudia Trotman, Ryan Wilks, Kieran Galpin, Amber Hurst, Molly Malsom, Terri Bone, AJ Crompton & Robyn Nuttall.


The Cheltenham Festival
Horse Racing
The Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse presents the jump racing event of the year - The Cheltenham Festival 11 - 14 March 2025.

Cheltenham Racecourse
Venue Provider
Jockey at Cheltenham Racecourse

The venue for 16 race meetings, featuring The Festival in March and The November Meeting, plus conference, events, Sunday market & music festivals.

The April Meeting
Horse Racing
The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse

It's no easy task following Cheltenham Festival however, April’s two-day meeting is the perfect time to reflect on achievements and remember that racing, no matter the event, is competitive and above all else, a joyous occasion.



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