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Cheltenham -SPA Town

Cheltenham -SPA Town

A wonderful mix of the traditional and the new, with unique festival racing vibes, an abundance of independent and much loved High Street Shops, and incredible dining experiences from street food to Michelin starred fine dinning.

    Cheltenham is situated within the county of Gloucestershire, England. It is a spa town located within The Cotswolds, its label as a holiday resort dates back to the discovery of mineral springs in 1716.  The town is famous for its Regency Architecture and is said to be "the most complete regency town in England, with many of the buildings being listed. 

     Cheltenham’s reputation for elegance was first gained in the late 18th century, when high society flocked to the spa town following the example set by George III. Many gracious terraced houses were built in New - Classical style, along broad avenues. These survive around the Queen’s Hotel, near Montpellier, a lovely Regency arcade lined with crafts and antiques shops, and in the Promenade, with its smart department stores and couturiers. In the more modern Regency Arcade, the star attraction is the 1985 clock by Kit Williams: visit on the hour to see fish blowing bubbles over the onlooker’s  heads.

    The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum houses collection of furniture  and other items made members of the influential  Arts and Crafts movement, whose strict principles of utilitarian design  were laid down by William Morris.

   The Pittville Pump Room ( 1825-30), modelled on the Greek Temple of alisos in Athens, is frequently used for performance during the town’s renowned annual festivals of music (Jul) and literature (Oct).

   The event that really attracts the crowds in the Cheltenham Festival, the country’s premier National Hunt race meeting held every March.

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