Your Visit To The Festival™

  1. Getting Here
    Travelling to Cheltenham soon? Here's our handy guide to travel to make sure your trip runs smoothly...
  2. Race Week Accommodation
    Bag your accommodation for Race Week 2019 before it sells out. This page is updated weekly but is of course subject to availability...
  3. Purple Flag Status
    Awarded Purple Flag Status in 2016, Cheltenham is one of four towns to of received the status of a vibrant and safe nightlife scene from 5pm to 5am.
  4. Book your official race day tickets at the best price before 28th January at 10:59am on

  5. Coffee

    During the Cheltenham Festival this Spring, we know that there will be lots of fun, celebrations and commiserations going on and a few people may be waking up with a sore head and lacking in energy at the start of the day.

    16 Feb 2018
  6. A Chat With Tom Parry, Cheltenham Racecourse's Head Chef

    We caught up with Regional Executive Chef for The Jockey Club, Tom Parry during tasting sessions for the new racing season...

    15 Oct 2018
  7. Cheltenham Spa Maps & Guides
    Navigate your way around the town with these handy Cheltenham maps and guides...
  8. Try catching the bus and instead of worrying about the traffic, sit back and relax whilst Stagecoach West make the most of the bus lanes.
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  9. By Steam Train
    For a quirkier journey, why not opt for a steam train along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Heritage Railway...
  10. In the spotlight: Cheltenham Racecourse

    A lot of people have heard of Cheltenham because of the jump racing, but there's so much more to the Racecourse than just The Festival...

    29 Jun 2018
  11. More than just racing; Cheltenham Racecourse events

    It might be best known for its extensive racing calendar, but did you know Cheltenham Raceoucrse has over 240 non-raceday events each year, which attract a whopping 90,000 visitors in their own right...

    19 Aug 2018
  12. Shopping in Cheltenham
    Enjoy our fantastic blend of independent, boutique shopping, and on-trend high-street brands...
  13. What to wear to Cheltenham Races

    What to wear to Cheltenham Races in 2018 as advised by stylist Michelle Blake

    10 Feb 2018
  14. Travelling to Cheltenham by Air
    Travelling from further afield? Cheltenham is easily accessible from all major UK airports (particularly Heathrow, Birmingham and Bristol) and we have our own international airport too...
  15. What's So Great About Ladies Day?

    You guide to Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day by former Miss Cheltenham, Sophie Smith

    8 Mar 2018

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