Perfectly nestled on the edge of The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cheltenham has a myriad of exciting things to see and do. An impressive example of a Regency town, the quaint city centre is home to a range of unique features, from the Neptune Fountain on the Promenade to the Wishing Fish Clock in the Regent Arcade. Explore the town, peruse the shops, stroll through Sandford Park (characterised by ornamental water features and fountains), or travel further afield to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse, castles, and cathedrals. Browse below our selection of top Cheltenham attractions.
19 - 30 April
The power of words, the power of love, abuses of power, economic power, people power, knowledge is power, the power of nature… where will the theme for the 2018 Cheltenham Poetry Festival take you ?
2 - 7 May
The Cheltenham Jazz festival is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, a Family Tent featuring workshops, performances and and a food and drink area surrounding the Free Stage.
15 - 17 June
The Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is a gastronomic delight, with over 150 exhibitors, the scope of local & regional products on show ensures there is something for everyone.
Best Restaurant: Le Champignon Sauvage has been awarded a two Michelin stars and offers cutting edge French-inspired cuisine. Highly praised by food critics, this restaurant is a Cheltenham ‘must-taste’!
Best Shopping: The Promenade offers one of the best shopping thoroughfares in the country and is filled with a myriad of top fashion brands from Karen Millen to Jaeger.
Best Kept Secret: Cheltenham Lido is open from May to October and offers a 50m outdoor swimming pool and poolside café, all within Sandford Park. Built in 1935, the lido retains all of its original features.