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Municipal building and the Long Gardens, Cheltenham. Statue shows Edward Wilson, local hero

The Promenade and Long Gardens

Cheltenham's famous Promenade dates back to 1818 at the height of the Regency period, when the…

Compass Holidays

Compass Holidays

A unique and active holiday with Compass Holidays allows you to get under the skin of the history,…

Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre

The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.

The Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre

Welcome to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre; an intimate community theatre set in a Regency period…

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  1. Your guide to visiting Cheltenham 2020
    After three long months of lockdown, we’re pleased to announce that Cheltenham is open for shopping. Following government guidance from Monday 15 June restrictions on non-essential retailers will be eased, Cheltenham will be able to welcome back residents and visitors to our town to enjoy some shopping, reconnecting and long overdue catch ups with friends and family.
  2. Best October half term school holidays & Halloween events in Cheltenham for kids
    From frightful events to spooky family fun we have you covered in this helpful guide to the best Halloween events in Cheltenham over the October half term school holidays.
  3. Parks & Gardens
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  4. 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
  5. Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham
    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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  6. The friendly line in the Cotswolds offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago...
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  7. The Brewery Quarter
    The Brewery Quarter is Cheltenham's Entertainment Hub, day and night...
  8. Sudeley Castle
    COVID UPDATE - Tickets must be purchased in advance and a face covering or mask worn when inside any building. Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
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  9. 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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  10. Gloucestershire’s largest cidery and bespoke shop is now open for tastings and tours...
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  11. 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...
  12. 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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  13. Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham boasts 16 pre-bookable state-of-the-art bowling lanes including four VIP lanes.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Tour and Explore the Cotswolds
    Tour and Explore the Cotswolds Discover the history, traditions and heritage of this fascinating region of England and make your holiday one to remember - with guided tours by Anne Bartlett a locally based professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...

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  21. People picnicking in Pittville Park

    To celebrate National Picnic Week we’ve shared a round up of the best picnic spots in Cheltenham and our favourite nearby cafes and delis which are open and serving tasty picnic treats...

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  22. 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. 

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  23. Family activities
    Looking for things to do with your kids? Check out the family-friendly activities in our Town...
  24. 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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  25. Take part in a challenging outdoor adventure activity which is suitable for everyone to enjoy...
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  26. 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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  27. The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.
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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum Cheltenham - exterior
    Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries.
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  31. The science centre in Coronation Square offers families the opportunity to investigate, experience and enjoy hands-on science together...
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  32. Exterior of Municipal Building
    Regency Cheltenham; find out how the Regency period shaped our town...

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    Cheltenham is the Cultural Centre for the Cotswolds, where festivals and events are a huge part of what Cheltenham is all about. Use our handy event guide...
  2. Shopping
    Shop 'til you drop in Cheltenham's shopping districts, with big name brands and independents galore...
  3. 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...
  4. Accommodation guide to Cheltenham
    Find your perfect place to stay in Cheltenham using our interactive search...
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