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Best things to do in Cheltenham

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

Racecourse
“A great day out if you are interested in jump racing. It is home to the Cheltenham Festival in March. You can find the race calendar at www.jockeyclubvenues.co.uk. The racecourse also hosts other events and concerts. Details can be found at www.ents24.com and search for Cheltenham Racecourse.”
71 locals recommend
Theater
“Lovely theatre, centrally situated and attracts a variety of national and local touring shows and artists”
20 locals recommend
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”
19 locals recommend
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.”
17 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire, England, home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.”
25 locals recommend
General College & University
“Jazz 1-6th May 2019 Science 4-9th June 2019 Music 5-14th July 2019 Literary 4-13th October ”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is in an old cinema / picture house with many features remaining. A Cheltenham favourite.”
30 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Direct Rail links to destinations including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester. Bus links to Cheltenham town centre”
10 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Cinema, shops and restaurants in the heart of Cheltenham for a great night out”
22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The museum has a lot of art deco furniture which is something the area was famous for.”
20 locals recommend
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.”
18 locals recommend
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.  ”
5 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“It's pricy, but the store is lovely and light and has a great gift selection”
13 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place to get coffee/lunch. Can be busy at times and when it is the service is hit and miss, but usually this is a great bet.”
10 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Lovely quiet spot for high quality spirits and craft beers. Recommended if you don't want a crazy night. ”
20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the old Spa Pump Rooms The Ivy Brasserie is just a few minutes walk away. Excellent service and standards make it ideal for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails.”
14 locals recommend