One of the largest towns in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is an ideal base for visitors of all ages to experience this wonderful part of England. Known as Cheltenham Spa, a walking tour of the town is the perfect way to take in the sights and uncover hidden gems. Families can hire a rowing boat on the lake in Pittville Park before stopping for a picnic in the gardens and a run around the vast adventure playground. It’s a globally renowned festival of culture with gorgeous arcades and interesting streets for the most enthusiastic of shoppers.Read More
Cheltenham has a number of defined districts each with their own unique characteristics. The High Street, whilst home to many large retail brands still retains the regency feel through its preserved historic buildings. The Promenade has a wonderful cafe culture where you can dine alfresco should the weather allow. And the district has a delightful mix of independent shops and hosts a regular arts and crafts market.
The district of Montpellier is home to many independent shops, cafes, wine bars, and the famous Ivy Brasserie in the wonderfully restored Rotunda building. The Suffolks is Cheltenham’s leafiest and trendiest square blending residential townhouses with restaurants and shops. It is here you will find the Daffodil restaurant housed in an original 1920s Art Deco Cinema. Bath Road is popular with visitors in the summer months for its wide choice of beer gardens in its extensive selection of watering holes.
The Tivoli district is home to wine lovers’ Tivoli wines, where its knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect bottle to take back to your Cheltenham holiday home. And finally, the Brewery Quarter is where you will now find a large number of modern restaurants and bars along with a cinema, bowling alley, and indoor adventure golf.
Of course, we mustn’t forget to mention the Cheltenham Festival, where diehard racing fans rub shoulders with first-time racegoers for a race meeting that is famous the world over.
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