A colourful collage of Cheltenham Festivals

The insider’s guide to Cheltenham: The Festival Town

  1. Cheltenham Festivals & Major Events Guide
    Your guide to Cheltenham festivals and major sports events, from Cheltenham Festival in March, to Cheltenham Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, Wychwood, 2000Trees and many more.
  2. Cheltenham Weekend Breaks for 2024
    20 of the best Cheltenham weekend breaks for 2023, covering recommendations for all budgets from luxurious town centre hotels, indulgent countryside retreats and budget friendly hotels offering great value for money…
  3. 48 hours in Cheltenham & the Cotswolds - suggested itinerary
    Our suggested itinerary for a weekend in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Discover and explore this lesser known cool, cosmopolitan corner of England. Explore at your own pace and uncover some of the locals’ best kept secrets.
  4. Treat yourself to a spa break in Cheltenham
    Cheltenham has been a spa town resort since 1716 when a local landowner became curious of pigeons pecking at accumulated salts, convinced that the natural spa waters had healing properties. So what could be better than a spa day or weekend, with a focus on your health and wellbeing in the hometown of modern spas?
  5. Restaurants and bars in Cheltenham
    Choose one of our many places to eat and drink in Cheltenham, whether it's coffee and cake, a bite to eat at lunch or dinner and cocktails...
  6. Shopping
    Shop 'til you drop in Cheltenham's shopping districts, with big name brands including John Lewis, Boots, Marks and Spencers and independent stores galore...
  7. 15 unmissable things to do in Cheltenham
    There is so much to do in the Regency town of Cheltenham. This guide has been written to help visitors (and locals!) make the most of their time here. Featuring the thriving arts and festival scene, award-winning bars and restaurants and spectacular Cotswold scenery here are our top 15 things to do in Cheltenham…
  8. Free Events in Cheltenham
    As well as providing a fabulous backdrop, packed full of things you can see, feel, explore, discover and enjoy, absolutely free, there is also a regular rotation of free events that you can pop along and take part in...
  9. Summer in Cheltenham
    A line up of the 100+ best events taking place over the summer in Cheltenham 2024 including festivals, live music, theatre performances, free events & much more!
  10. Award-winning restaurants in Cheltenham
    We are fortunate to have many award-winning restaurants in Cheltenham including our Michelin Star & 4 AA rosettes restaurant - Le Champignon Sauvage and Lumiere who won the Costwolds Food & Drink Awards. Read on for a full guide to award winning restaurants in Cheltenham...