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The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum Cheltenham - exterior

The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary…

Sandford Park Cheltenham entrance

Sandford Park

Situated at the end of the High Street, Sandford Park is one of Cheltenham's lesser known treasures…

Electric scooters, Zwings, The Promenade Cheltenham

Zwings - Electric Scooter Hire Cheltenham

Enjoy exploring Cheltenham on an electric scooter. The Zwing scooters are available to rent from…

Montpellier Garden Cheltenham

Montpellier Gardens

Montpellier Gardens lie close to the town centre and are an important part of Cheltenham's regency…

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  1. I Love Cheltenham sign on the Honeybourne Line, Cheltenham Paint Festival
    Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham whilst lockdown measures are easing, outdoor places in Cheltenham, parks and gardens in Cheltenham, dog walks Cheltenham, street art tours in Cheltenham
  2. Find your Happy Place in Cheltenham
    The wait is finally over! From the 17 May, we are delighted to welcome locals and visitors to discover / rediscover their ‘Happy Place in Cheltenham’.
  3. Family walking in the hills surrounding Cheltenham

    Beat the crowds and explore the natural beauty right on Cheltenham’s doorstep with these beautiful local walks...

    10 Jan 2019
  4. People picnicking in Pittville Park

    A round up of the best picnic spots in Cheltenham and our recommended nearby cafes and delis serving tasty picnic treats...

    23 Jun 2020
  5. Parks & Gardens
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  6. 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.
  7. Built in 1935, Sandford Parks Lido retains all its original features and is one of the countries few remaining lidos. Great for a day out throughout the summer...
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  8. Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham
    Pittville Pump Room is a beautiful, historic Grade One listed property set in parkland at Pittville used for cultural, commercial and community events...
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  9. The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.
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  10. The Brewery Quarter
    The Brewery Quarter is Cheltenham's Entertainment Hub, day and night...
  11. The friendly line in the Cotswolds offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago...
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  12. Gloucestershire’s largest cidery and bespoke shop is now open for tastings and tours...
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  13. Guide to tours and trails in Cheltenham
    Want to be guided around Cheltenham or follow a self-guided route? Perhaps you fancy a Brewery Tour or a drive out into the country? Take your pick...
  14. Escape Rooms Cheltenham provides fun escape room challenges for teams of up to six players, who have to work together to solve all the puzzles in order to escape the room in under 60 minutes. Play-at-home escape room games are also available to enjoy at home.
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  15. Escape Hunt opened at The Brewery Quarter in December 2020. Escape Hunting involves teammates losing themselves in incredible new worlds, taking on pulse-racing missions and challenges created by the Escape Hunt Studios team. Groups have to work together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and complete their mission before their time is up.
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  16. At The Brewery Quarter you’ll find an 14-screen state-of-the-art recently refurbished Cineworld cinema – including three VIP screens, a multi-sensory 4DX screen and an IMAX screen - showing all the latest blockbusters. Perfect after a successful day of shopping or a meal at one of the many restaurants in The Brwery Quarter.
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  17. This Regency terraced house where the composer of 'The Planets' was born, shows the 'upstairs downstairs' way of life in Victorian times...
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  18. Sudeley Castle
    Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
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  19. Adam Henson with a piglet at Cotswold Farm Park
    Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.
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  20. The impressive Bacon Theatre completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities...
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  21. Historical Cheltenham free self-guided tour
    Learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town on this free self-guided tour which features a map of Cheltenham.
  22. The Play Farm is Cheltenham's premier indoor soft play centre, for children aged 0-12 years (maximum 148 cm’s in height), based at The Brewery Quarter.
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  23. Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf in Cheltenham is the companies most extravagant venue to date, showcasing the wildest of adventures through the unknown elements of planet earth. Onsite cafe and bar lends itself well to golfers to enjoy after a game.
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  24. The science centre in Coronation Square offers families the opportunity to investigate, experience and enjoy hands-on science together...
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  25. Cheltenham Town Hall, events venue Cheltenham, live entertainment venue Cheltenham
    Cheltenham Town Hall is now home to an impressive all year round programme of major festivals, entertainment, exhibitions and functions. Built in 1902-1903 as a venue for social events, it replaced the Assembly Rooms on the High Street, which had been demolished to make way for a bank. Interestingly, unlike most Town Hall's, this grand building in Cheltenham was not built as the seat for a Borough Council, which is instead found in the Municipal Offices across the road on the Promenade.
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  26. Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham boasts 16 pre-bookable state-of-the-art bowling lanes including four VIP lanes.
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  27. Mountain bike resting on a bench on Cleeve Hill overlooking Cheltenham

    Cycling fans, Patrick and Sue, owners of the Number 8 Cheltenham, share their favourite Cotswolds and Cheltenham bike rides…

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  28. Biking in Cheltenham - Pittville Park
    Visit Cheltenham in partnership with The Bicycle Hub and developed by Compass Holidays the Regency Cycle trail makes a fun day out with family and friends...
  29. Street art created by Inkie as part of Cheltenham Paint Festival

    One of the many wonderful things about the Cheltenham Paint Festival is that you can enjoy the street art year round as shown in our video...

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  30. Dog walks Crickley Hill
    Our pick of the best dog walks in and around Cheltenham.  You’re never far from green space in Cheltenham. Our Regency town is home to many spectacular parks and gardens offering endless opportunities for great dog walks. Spectacular countryside also surrounds the town, making Cheltenham a 'pawfect' base for long rambles in the Cotswolds, along the Cotswolds Way and in neighbouring Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
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  31. Featured in The Telegraph as one of the Great British Drives, The Romantic Road takes you on a drive through quintessentially English countryside,starting in Cheltenham.
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  32. Bicycle Hire, Servicing & Repairs in 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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  33. Welcome to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre; an intimate community theatre set in a Regency period building.
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  34. Tree lined path in Montpellier Gardens

    A series of free local tree trails have been designed to showcase some of Cheltenham’s most beautiful trees.

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  35. Take part in a challenging outdoor adventure activity which is suitable for everyone to enjoy...
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  36. Woman walking through Linewood Wood

    To celebrate the places readers have discovered during the lockdown we’ve launching a new series, ‘Recommended by locals…’ starting with local mum Rachel who recommends Lineover Woods and Nottingham Hill. 

    11 Jun 2020
  37. Family activities
    Looking for things to do with your kids? Check out the family-friendly activities in our Town...
  38. Cotswold Discovery Trail
    With the Cotswold Discovery Trail, you will discover the history and heritage of the Cotswolds with our beautifully designed treasure trail maps and trail pack. There are two fun filled trails to follow which guide you around the Cotswolds spanning 4 historic counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire and over 5500 years of history.
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  39. With such a large range of activities available in Cheltenham there really is something for everyone.
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