Cheltenham is a vibrant town with plenty of entertainment, along with a museum and gallery and good leisure facilities. There are buildings of historical interest to see, and the town is home to the world famous Cheltenham Racecourse. For an evening’s entertainment, there’s a great choice where you can see drama, music, dance and other events at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Playhouse and the Bacon Theatre. For dining out, the restaurants range from traditional to contemporary and with many different cuisines to suit everyone, and the nightlife is vibrant, with a host of different bars, pubs and music venues to enjoy.
A shopping trip in the town has many options and includes famous high street names as well as independent stores, and you’ll find the Beechwood Shopping Centre and Regent Arcade there with large selections of shops. Among the conference venues for business are the Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse and the Cheltenham Regency Hotel, the the nearest airports for international flights are Bristol Airport and Birmingham Airport.
Cheltenham Car Hire
Wherever you are in Cheltenham, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Cheltenham car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Perhaps you like to visit some of these places during your time in Cheltenham:
No visit to Cheltenham would be complete without a visit to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse, where you can enjoy the thrilling races over the jump season, along with the world renowned Cheltenham Festival, which features races such as the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and the Queen Mother Champion Chase. You can also enjoy a meal, see bronze casts of legendary horses and have a great time in the exciting atmosphere.
Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Close to Cheltenham is this beautiful 15th century Grade I listed Castle, and you can view the splendid architecture and features, and learn about its rich history. Visitors can look around the Castle, including the Tudor Document Room with its rich decor, the Library with fine panelling and tapestry from the 1500’s, and you can also see a bed that belonged to King Charles I. In St. Mary’s Chapel, on the estate, is buried Katharine Parr, 6th wife of King Henry VIII, and the Castle is situated within many beautiful gardens with colourful displays.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
This is an elegant Grade I listed grandstand built in the 1600’s and you can view the grand rooms including the fireplace in the Great Room, and in the Entrance Hall visitors can enjoy a game of giant chess. From the balcony of the Great Room you’ll have great views across the parkland. Sherborne Estate is lovely with meadows and a sculpture trail to enjoy, and an abundance of wildlife, where roe and fallow deer can be seen, and is also home to foxes and badgers.
The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
At this Gallery and Museum visitors can view wide and varied collections on subjects including archaeology, fine art and decorative art, enthnography, costumes, and many items regarding Cheltenham’s past. There are also a number of exhibits regarding Edward Wilson who was on Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition.
This is a lovely Grade II listed Park where you can enjoy the landscape of lakes, trees and woodland, and also located here is the 19th century Pittville Pump Room which is Grade II listed. The park also has features which include aviaries, kid’s play areas, pitch and putt golfing, tennis courts and also a skating area.
Leisure at Cheltenham
There are a wide range of sports and leisure activities to take part in at this Leisure Centre, such as swimming, spa, athletics track and field such as javelin and hammer throw, gym, cricket, squash, badminton, table tennis, football, volleyball and basketball.
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