Escape the Everyday with a staycation in Cheltenham and Gloucester this summer

Bookable experiences

  1. Take a seat in the refined Duke’s Tea Room, inspired by the Queens Hotel heritage and the Duke of Wellington who visited Cheltenham regularly to take the waters. Enjoy a delicious array of treats that make up an ever-popular Queens Tiffin afternoon tea or a casual all-day dining meal. Accompany your afternoon tea with a cup of tea or coffee, or if you are celebrating, why not add a glass of champagne?
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  2. The Bicycle Hub
    The Regency Cycle trail makes a fun day out with family and friends. The gentle six mile cycle trail takes in most of Cheltenham's sites and historic buildings...
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  3. Around Cheltenham guided walks
    Join a fascinating and fun walking tour around Cheltenham with Blue Badge Tour Guides, Steve and Sean. Tickets can be booked direct through the Visit Cheltenham website.
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  4. Cheltenham Promenders - guided tours
    Join one of our theatrical guided walking tour experiences around the historic Regency spa town of Cheltenham and learn about its history and hear anecdotes and stories about the many famous people who lived or visited the place.
    1. Hire a bike from The Bicycle Hub, Cheltenham
      The Bicycle Hub is based at the Cheltenham Spa Railway Station within easy access of the spa town as well as the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds...
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    2. Cotswold Driving School
      Experience the range of rally driving thrills at the Gwynne Speed rally school based in the varying terrains of the neighbouring Cotswold Water Park.
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    3. Queens Hotel
      Queens Hotel Cheltenham is an elegant and imposing structure, described as one of the noblest buildings of its kind in Europe. You will experience superb standards of comfort and convenience in this ever fashionable Regency hotel.
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    4. Cleeve Hill Hotel
      Cleeve Hill Hotel nestles at the peak of the Cotswolds with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills and countryside. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind if you’re looking to escape for a weekend or rest your weary feet if walking the Cotswold Way...
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    5. Cowley Manor
      Cowley Manor is a 30 bedroom contemporary country house hotel with award-winning spa located in the glorious Cotswold countryside surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows.
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    6. Jurys Inn Cheltenham
      Located a short drive from Cheltenham's famous Regency centre. Jury's Inn Cheltenham offers 122 stylish rooms and is a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, or enjoy a day at Cheltenham races.
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    7. SULA Lightship, Gloucester Docks
      LV14 Sula is a converted lightship located in the historical Gloucester Docks, a short 20 minute drive from Cheltenham town centre.
    8. ETE - Discover Paddling, Paddle Boarding in Gloucester Docks
      Award-winning Kayaking and Paddleboarding taster sessions and tours in Gloucester Dock and surrounding waterways.
      1. Gloucester Boat Hire
        Self-drive electric motorboats that can be hired from the Barge Arm of the docks. Prices from £30. Boats seat up to 8 people. Open year-round and accept online bookings.
        1. Gloucester Guildhall
          Located right in the heart of the city, Gloucester’s historic Guildhall is the cultural hub of the city and a vibrant venue home to an exciting programme of music, comedy, film, workshops and theatre with spaces available for meetings, conferences and private hires.
          1. Gloucester Museum
            Found within the City of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over 750,000 objects... The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period...
            1. Briery Hill Llamas, Newent, Forest of Dean
              Visit the Briery Hill llama farm for an unforgettable and unique experience. You can either be a Llama Farmer for a whole day or choose an afternoon experience taking a llama for a walk.
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            2. Tour by vehicle with short explorations of Cotswold villages and surrounding areas Develop your photo skills! Any camera, any photo experience (or none) ! Individual and small group experience (maximum group size of 6) Flexible tour times and lengths are available - eg earlier start to capture sunrise
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            3. Exploring the stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley can come no better than a trip out with local naturalist Ed Drewitt.
              1. Join the Bloomery team for an interactive relaxing sustainable flower, terrarium, wreath, bouquet, or dried flower workshop in the original potting shed on the Farncombe Estate just outside of Broadway, located a 40 minute drive from Cheltenham town centre.
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              2. Lunch onboard SULA lightship
                Possibly the most unique way to enjoy Gloucester's Tall Ships Festival with lunch aboard LV14 SULA Lightship. Join Captain Colin and Vivienne for a Mediterranean buffet lunch onboard this unique vessel, located in the heart of the quays and the Tall Ship's Festival. Soak up the festival atmosphere whilst enjoying an amazing lunch created by the talented Sue from Naked Tartufi, from the finest local produce.
                1. Escape the Everyday in Cheltenham & Gloucester
                  The Festival Town of Cheltenham and the heritage city of Gloucester are only a few miles apart and easily travelled between via public transport. The two Gloucestershire destinations are hidden gems in the South West of England and make the perfect twin-stop weekend break to escape the everyday this summer.
                2. Weekend in Cheltenham and Gloucester
                  This suggested weekend itinerary will enable you to escape to the Regency town of Cheltenham and historical city of Gloucester; make up for lost time with your travelling buddy whilst you create memories that will last a lifetime.