A Regency Spa Town
THE HEART OF THE COTSWOLDS
COME & EXPLORE WHAT CHELTENHAM
HAS TO OFFER
Regency Cheltenham is spa town renowned for its architecture, art, and a fantastic mix of traditional and modern culture. Cheltenham is an intimate and friendly place of learning and discovery, and relaxation, located on the doorstep of the beautiful countryside.
Cheltenham's Regency town has long been known for its festivals and now it is official, and has been dubbed by local Councillors as The Festival Town.
With a population of only 117,000 it’s staggering that we play host to 25+ significant festivals every year, several of which are world leading.
Retaining our spa and Regency heritage, the place for leisure and pleasure, our new brand builds on our positioning as the place to come and refresh your mind, body and soul. Only now our healing waters have been replaced by our refreshing festival vibes.
Cheltenham's festivals attract thousands of local, regional and international visitors and millions of pounds into Cheltenham’s economy each year benefiting all local businesses from hotels to restaurants, shops and bars.
ARTS & THEATRE
Cheltenham offers a fantastic mix of traditional and modern culture, not to mention being the most complete Regency town in the UK.
When it comes to things to do, we have a wide range of attractions, parks, theatres, museums and points of interest plus an abundance of culture and heritage to complement the modern-day leisure and nightlife scene.
You will have no problem finding a restaurant, cafe, bar, bistro or any place to eat in Cheltenham, as there is something to suit every palate.
From the finest French cuisine, Italian delights or simple great pub grub. There's even a two star Michelin restaurant. A welcoming dining experience, enjoy Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham, an authentic French restaurant. Explore the taste if India with East India Cafe, and intimate, upscale restaurant featuring locally sourced, seasonal Indian dishes with a modern twist. For a luxurious evening of British cuisine, try Lumiere, offering Modern British with Global accents, Jon Howe creates exciting dishes with vibrant, well defined flavours.
BARS & PUBS
Whether you’re looking for a cosy pub, a trendy bar or a venue with local beers and live music – you’re guaranteed a good night out in Cheltenham.
If you're looking for a specialist wine bar and whiskey merchant John Gordons is a great independent wine and spirit merchant. For a cool atmosphere and seriously cool decor head to the Botanist a ‘wondrous world of botanicals’. Succulents hang from the ceilings, potted plants are cosied between tables and there’s even a feature flower wall. There’s always a lively, informal vibe during the week, and even live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
If a cosy vibe is more your thing, check out The Grape Escape. Boasting an extensive collection of whites, reds, Roses and bottles of fizz, and offering a selection of over 300 wines each week, there’ll be something to suit even the most discerning of drinkers at The Grape Escape
Cheltenham became known as a health and holiday spa town resort following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716.
As a destination for relaxation and the outdoor lifestyle, come and unwind in some of the finest spa days and wellness experiences in Cheltenham.
Cotswold Water Park is the centre of many terrific activities run by South Cerney Outdoor, including Tipi experiences, land challenges and memorable parties.
The Cotswold Way
The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile long-distance national trail footpath, running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England.
Pitville Pump Rooms
Breathtaking, unique and radiating regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s most spectacular private hire venue. When not in use, come and sample the fountain’s historically medicinal Spa Waters.