CALLING AT... CHELTENHAM SPA
Voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times with its education, culture and connectivity highlighted amongst its best attributes. As the most complete Regency town in the UK with a population of just 117,000, Cheltenham is intimate and friendly, a civilised place of culture, learning and discovery.
With striking regency architecture, streets filled with independent and much-loved high street shops, theatres and festivals, Cheltenham really has something for everyone. The town centre is a short walk or bus journey from Cheltenham Spa train station with plenty of accessible attractions. The perfect place to wind down and recharge, with incredible dining experiences from street food to Michelin starred fine dining and incomparable festivals, ranging from music, science and even street art! All of this whilst still being nestled within The Cotswolds, what’s not to love?
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Cheltenham Spa station
Managed by Transport for Wales
SANDFORD PARKS LIDO
Cheltenham's Lido was built in 1935 and is one of 98 remaining lidos in the UK. The lido is a great day out in the heart of Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50m heated pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open Spring to Autunm.
WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS
Winston Churchill Memorial Garden is a tranquil public park located at the end of the Lower High Street, which also offers a children's play park and historical significance.
There is access to the Honeybourne Line footpath and cycle track, a former railway line which runs along an embankment, to the west of the gardens forming the boundary to this side. This designated track, route 41 of the Sustrans national cycle network, provides a valuable link into the gardens and across the town.
FOOD & DRINK TRAIL
The amazing food and drink trail maps created by Ruth Hickson have been released for Cheltenham!
These trails, all available by walking, cycling or public transport, take you on a tour of Cheltenham with some tasty stops along the way.
Download the PDF version of the map and keep us updated on your adventures on our social media channels!
Cheltenham is also the host of 25+ festivals, including music, jazz and science festivals, throughout the year so there is something for everyone!
Of course, if you are a big book lover, The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham literature festival is the only place to be each autumn.
THE WILSON MUSEUM
The Wilson is Gloucestershire’s premier art gallery and museum. Part of The Cheltenham Trust, a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors through art, culture, heritage, sport, play and performance.