Light Up Cheltenham Guided Tours
Tel: 0844 576 2210
From Regency spas to little-known boarding houses, Light Up Cheltenham’s specially curated guided tour is set to reveal the hidden stories of a fascinating town. Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre or via this booking link.
Light Up Cheltenham, which is run by Cheltenham BID, will return on Saturday 1 February and will see landmark buildings dramatically lit up, including Grade II listed Queens Hotel and The Ivy Brasserie.
For the first time during this event, visitors will be able to join a professionally-led guided tour to find out more about these and many more buildings, giving the opportunity to learn who passed through the many recognisable buildings throughout history.
With tours running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Light Up Cheltenham’s launch on 1 February until Sunday 23 February, there will be plenty of opportunity to soak up the history of Cheltenham whilst enjoying the spectacle of the town’s dramatic lights.
The tour, which will take an hour and a half, will begin at the Queens Hotel and will take visitors through Cheltenham stopping at well-known spots including Neptune’s Fountain on the Promenade and The Brewery Quarter. The tour will also tell the interesting history of some surprising locations including the buildings currently occupied by White Stuff and Pizza Express.
The tours, which will be operated by local Blue Badge tourist guides in association with Marketing Cheltenham, will be £12 per person with under 5’s going for free.
Everything you need to know about the Light Up Cheltenham Guided Tours...
Start/End: Outside the Queens Hotel, Montpellier.
Max. Capacity: 25 per guide. If more than 25 tickets are sold, we will run two tours per evening.
Duration: The walk takes in the Promenade and the Brewery Quarter, and will last approximately 1.5 hours.
What to wear: Please wear warm clothing and protection should it rain.
Dates available: Guided tours will take place on weekends throughout Light Up Cheltenham, Saturday 1st February - Sunday 23rd February. Please see dates listed below.
Times: Tours will depart at either 7pm or 5.30pm depending on the day of your tour. Please see timings listed below.
Cost: £12.00 per person. Under 5's are free. All online bookings are subject to a one-off transaction fee of £1.50.
How to book: Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre (The Wilson Art Gallery) or via this booking link.
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The Queens Hotel is located in Montpellier in Cheltenham town centre. Cheltenham is situated off junctions 10, 11 and 11a of the M5, Cheltenham lies within the main motorway network in easy reach of London, Bristol and Birmingham. If travelling from the north on the M5 it is possible to leave from junction 9 and take the A435 south. For full information click here - Getting to Cheltenham by car.
Public Transport Directions
It is easy to travel to Cheltenham via coach and train. With many direct services available from most major cities. Coaches come into Royal Well Bus Station in the town centre. The train station is a five minute drive from the town centre. Buses run regularly to/from the town centre and the railway station. Click here for full information about Getting to Cheltenham.