Cheltenham

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This town in England’s picturesque Cotswolds region is famous for regency architecture, pristine parks, lively shopping districts and horse racing.

Cheltenham is a lively spa town renowned for its handsome architecture, glorious parks, stylish shopping districts, festivals and sporting events. Cheltenham is in the heart of the Cotswolds, a picturesque region of meadows, hills and historic towns in south-central England. The town rose to prominence in the 1700s after the discovery of a natural spring, which attracted esteemed visitors such as King George III.

The focal points of Cheltenham are the tree-lined Promenade and fashionable Montpellier Walk. Find independent boutiques, eclectic restaurants and lively pubs inside graceful 19th-century buildings. Nearby, Imperial Square and Gardens is surrounded by colorful flower displays and Georgian houses. Relax in Montpellier Gardens, the setting for summer concerts and food and jazz festivals.

Visit local museums to learn about the town’s long history and famous sons. The Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum has ancient artifacts and celebrates local pioneers, including Antarctic explorer, Edward Wilson. Discover the life of revered composer Gustav Holst at the Holst Birthplace Museum. Enjoy an evening of music or theatrical entertainment at the Cheltenham Town Hall or century-old Everyman Theatre.

Cheltenham has numerous public parks. Centrally located Sandford Park features an ornamental garden, fountains and an outdoor swimming pool. A short walk from the town center is Pittville Park, with sprawling green lawns, a boating lake, aviaries, a golf course and skate park. Be sure to sample the medicinal spa water at the park’s architecturally impressive Pittville Pump Room.

Enjoy the thrill of horse racing at Cheltenham Racecourse. In March it’s the setting for one of the world’s most prestigious events, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Festivals held here, such as June’s Wychwood Festival, welcome famous bands and musicians.

Although a fascinating town in its own right, Cheltenham is also a short drive from some of England’s other appealing destinations. Bath, Bristol and Birmingham are just over 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, easily reachable via trains and buses. Alternatively, board the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for a steam train journey through the quaint towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

The George
The George
3.5 out of 5
Saint George's Road, Cheltenham, England, GL50 3DZ
The price is $75 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Cheltenham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (187 reviews)
"Great hotel, lovely breakfast, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

The George
Doubletree by Hilton Cheltenham
Doubletree by Hilton Cheltenham
4 out of 5
Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England, GL53 8EA
The price is $76 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Cheltenham. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Good! (996 reviews)
"Very friendly the staff and extremely helpful will definitely be coming back"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Doubletree by Hilton Cheltenham
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cheltenham
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cheltenham
4 out of 5
Parabola Road, Cheltenham, England, GL50 3AH
The price is $88 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Cheltenham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (498 reviews)
"Breakfast service and food could have been better - everything else was excellent"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cheltenham
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Central Serviced Apartments
Central Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
7-9 Portland Street, Cheltenham, England, GL52 2NZ
The price is $60 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Cheltenham. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Cheltenham Racecourse and Everyman ...
2.3/5 (7 reviews)
"Had everything we needed. The sofa bed turned out to be a chair bed which wasn’t a problem but the chair had seen better days. Apart from the chair-bed that was the only furniture in the living area, so only one person had a seat to chill out. Others had to sit on the floor. Not a bad place just ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Central Serviced Apartments
Strozzi Palace Suites by Mansley
Strozzi Palace Suites by Mansley
4 out of 5
55 St Georges Place, Cheltenham, England, GL50 3LA
The price is $82 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly apartment in Cheltenham. Enjoy free WiFi, an LCD TV, and complimentary toiletries. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (118 reviews)
Good overnight stay
"Property in very good condition with the only problem being the A/C had packed up. In fairness, they had telephoned me to warn me and put additional fans in the room. Well equipped with toaster, coffee maker a selection of teas and a microwave. Suggest if staying overnight you bring some orange juice ..."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Strozzi Palace Suites by Mansley
Portland Apartments
Portland Apartments
3.5 out of 5
43 Portland Street, Cheltenham, England, gl52 2NX
The price is $130 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cheltenham. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"My biggest regret was only booking for one night! I wanted to move in! A fabulous, well appointed one bed apartment & the groceries provided on arrival was much appreciated. Book with confidence, this is a quality accommodation."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Portland Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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