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Best things to do in Cheltenham

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Racecourse
“We are perfectly located for Cheltenham races (25 minute drive). Why not book in for Cheltenham Festival or any of the other race meetings. We are in the heart of the racing world (only a stones throw from Nigel Twiston Davies’s yard and gallops).”
68local recommendations
Theatre
“Lovely theatre, centrally situated and attracts a variety of national and local touring shows and artists”
21local recommendations
Park
“Lovely large Regency park, complete with boating lake, pitch and putt course, tennis courts and a large play area for the young ones. Routes for a jog or a cycle - connect up with the Honeybourne Line cycle track that takes you all the way to Cheltenham Spa railway station And not forgetting the stunning Pittville Pump Rooms”
19local recommendations
Café
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“The Wilson is a lovely museum and well worth a visit, it has some great exhibits and permanent collections relating to Cheltenham and the town's history. The Tourist Information is also located at the museum.”
17local recommendations
Restaurant
“Is an excellent restaurant, however it is pricy, when this was a music venue, The Rolling Stones, Dianna Ross and Stevie Wonder all player this venue!”
29local recommendations
General College & University
“Jazz 1-6th May 2019 Science 4-9th June 2019 Music 5-14th July 2019 Literary 4-13th October ”
6local recommendations
Concert Hall
“Cheltenham Festivals Literature festival, jazz festival, science festival to name a few ”
24local recommendations
Park
“Pittville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent Pump Room and lakes. Eeastern side of the park, which is overlooked by Pittville Pump Room, and home to the main children's play area, a public toilets and the aviaries where you'll find our popular birds and bunnies. Western park with its more natural layout and small areas of woodland. Here you will find the larger 'lower lake' where you can fish during the fishing season, and there is a smaller children's play area along with tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course and a skate park.”
18local recommendations
Bus Station
“Direct Rail links to destinations including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester. Bus links to Cheltenham town centre”
10local recommendations
Shopping Plaza
“Cinema, shops and restaurants in the heart of Cheltenham for a great night out”
22local recommendations
Art Gallery
“The museum has a lot of art deco furniture which is something the area was famous for.”
20local recommendations
Premise
“Montpellier Gardens lie close to the town centre and are an important part of Cheltenham's regency landscape. Many of the buildings surrounding the gardens are listed grade one. The site has been owned by the borough council since 1893 and is part of the Cheltenham Central Conservation Area which, at over 600 hectares, is one of the largest in the country. The gardens can be broadly split into two recreational zones. You'll find most of the park facilities in the southern section, including toilets, cafe, tennis courts and a toddlers' play area. The larger informal northern section is used for promenading, sitting, and informal children's play.  ”
5local recommendations
Liquor Store
“Lovely quiet spot for high quality spirits and craft beers. Recommended if you don't want a crazy night. ”
20local recommendations
Point of Interest
“An intimate community theatre, presenting a mix of non-professional and small-scale professional stage productions. ”
2local recommendations
Establishment
“See what's on... and there's a bar and cafe for those pre-theatre drinks and nibbles!”
14local recommendations
Supermarket
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“It's pricy, but the store is lovely and light and has a great gift selection”
13local recommendations