Hexcars can take care of your transport from or to Cheltenham. Cheltenham is easily accessible thanks to the M5 and has a top-notch geographic location. Bristol, Bath, Oxford, London, Gloustershire, Swindon and even Wales are no trouble getting to.
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Airports near Cheltenham
Bristol Airport BRS
It takes just over 1 hour to get to Bristol Airport from Cheltenham. The journey will be about 50 miles.
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3 Top destinations from BRS
Bristol knows a great shopping centre which is easily accessible from the Airport.
Brunel SS Great Britain
For those who enjoy seeing a bit of history there is nothing quite like walking on the SS Great Britain.
Enjoy a beautiful sight of Bristol from the Cabot tower.
Cheltenham is a large town and borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire. Cheltenham became known as a health and holiday spa town resort following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716. This makes it a hidden gem in holiday destinations for England.
The town hosts several festivals, often attracting visitors from over the whole world, including the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival. Cheltenham and horse racing go hand in hand, the horse racing began in Cheltenham in 1815, and became a major national attraction after the establishment of the Festival in 1902. Whilst the volume of tourists visiting the spa has declined, the racecourse attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to each day of the festival each year, with such large numbers of visitors having a significant impact on the town.
The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Important places in Cheltenham
- The Bradley
You’ll feel as if you’re returning home to this exclusive boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Regency Cheltenham. The Georgian townhouse, owned by the De Savary family, is brimming with period features and antiques from the family’s private collection and offers a quiet retreat in this bustling and vibrant town.
- Ellenborough Park
This splendid country house hotel just across from Cheltenham Racecourse has a wealth of history, a great setting and bags of style thanks to the recent completion of a dapper and sensitive refurb. Generous grounds, a swimming pool, spa and sterling service complete the picture.
- No. 38 The Park
This Georgian mansion houses a fabulously stylish boutique guesthouse. It’s an art-filled haven looking on to a stretch of Cheltenham’s Pittville Park. With its chic lighting and mix of antiques and funky furniture, it serenely achieves a happy combination of glamour and homely comfort.
- Hotel du Vin Cheltenham
As you’d expect of a Hotel du Vin property, good food and an impressive variety of wines are offered in a finely re-devised old building. This one is light-filled with a relaxing vibe and spacious bedrooms. It is well located on one of Cheltenham’s most elegant avenues.
- No. 313
No. 131 is right in the elegant centre middle of Cheltenham, overlooking Imperial Gardens (where many of the town’s festivals take place) and just off the stylish Montpellier neighbourhood. In fine weather its terrace is a great place for sitting out and people watching. Cheltenham Spa station is a six-minute taxi ride west.
- Montpellier District
In the southern part of Cheltenham’s town centre, the Montpellier District is the poshest part of a well-to-do town.
- The Promenade and Long Gardens
North of the Montpellier District is one of England’s most treasured shopping streets.
- Pittville Park
The park opened in 1825 and is watched by the glorious Pittville Pump Room.
- Pittville Pump Room
Cheltenham’s Regency masterwork is the Pittville Pump Room on the north border of Pittville Park.
- The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum
In a Regency building with a modern extension, the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is cherished for its Designated Arts and Crafts collection.