The 10 Best Things to Do in Cheltenham, United Kingdom (UK)

September 5, 2017 Ying Subia

Cheltenham was just your average, sleepy town until the discovery of a spring in 1716, after which it became Britain's most popular spa town. (Like Palm Springs without the casinos.) Local Cheltonians have a reputation for being wealthy and respectable, and a walk along the Promenade will give you a first-class view of their wonderful houses, shops and gardens. After taking in the waters at the Pittville Pump Room (great name for a spa), check out the Art Gallery and Museum to learn about the social history of Cheltenham.
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1. Walks With Hawks

Cheltenham, England +44 1452 537420
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5 based on 162 reviews

Walks With Hawks

We offer a range of packages giving you a rare opportunity to handle and fly a variety of Birds Of Prey here in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire the heart of The Cotswolds. Groups are intentionally kept small, this ensures everyone will get plenty of hands on time with the birds (Max 4/5 participants, although larger groups catered for on request). Therefore our experiences should not be compared to those found on the discount sites, where groups tend to be very large. Our sessions are designed to give you a more personal experience whether you choose our Hawk Walk, Owl encounter or one of our other packages our aim is to give you some very special memories to cherish.

Reviewed By Steve C

Just spent an amazing 2hrs flying Ronnie and Reggie (Harris Hawks), Bandit (Kestrel), and Hope (Buzzard Eagle). Clare made it a really enjoyable experience, she is so passionate and enthusiastic about falconry and it comes across throughout the ‘walk with the hawks’ as she freely shares he knowledge of these wonderful birds. Thanks Clare, I’ll be back for some more.

2. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cheltenham GL54 5DT, England
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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 13 mile steam and diesel heritage railway in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWR stations at Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Race Course (GL50 4SH). Free Parking, and there is so much to do in addition to riding on the heritage trains. There are authentic Great Western Railway stations and well-stocked shops. Catering options include the buffet car on the train, the Flag & Whistle Restaurant at Toddington Station and the 1950s themed Coffee Pot cafe at Winchcombe Station. There is a model railway coach and the Discovery Coach at Winchcombe Station, whilst at Toddington there is a self-guided heritage trail, a children’s play area, a have-a-go signalbox and a locomotive yard viewing area. Check out our website to see the operating days, the train times and the range of this year's special events, both for enthusiasts and for children.

Reviewed By Jeremy W - Wroughton, United Kingdom

An excellent railway that is expanding.
However beware of the following.
Access to the station at Cheltenham Race Course can be difficult on race days. So allow time or chose a different day. They have there own car park its just congested trying to access it, We visited on a race day. The good news for the railway is that judging by car parks its being used as a park and ride. The gold ? peak / special timetable does not accept Heritage railway passes. This is not as clear as it could be.
Tea room at Winchcombe is excellent. out of Brief Encounter. Excellent cake etc. Trains clean even if the inevitable BR MK1. Check timetable with care if you want steam trains may be diesel hauled. Must visit again when opens to Broadway.

3. Cotswold Way

England 01451 862008
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Cotswold Way

This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishes in Bath, as it winds through pretty countryside and delightful villages steeped in history.

Reviewed By BrianB321 - St Helens, United Kingdom

Only 21 miles to go & then that will be another National Trail Ticked off. Some great Pubs between Chipping Campden to Bath. According to my wife Bath doesn't have an R in it

4. Pittville Park

Pitville Park Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL51 9JZ, England +44 1242 250019
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4.5 based on 662 reviews

Pittville Park

Reviewed By mandhpadley - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The park provides for all the family. A new excellent children's play area with wooden features, zip wire, sand and water play and climbing frames of various sizes. Suits toddlers upwards. Three cafés around the park. A lake side walk. A good open play and picnic area. A lovely place in the summer. On summer Sunday afternoons there may be a local band playing. The Pump room is a feature used for weddings, Concerts and fairs and is worth looking in if it is open.

5. Everyman Theatre

Regent St | What3words: ///sorters.fence.stone, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ, England +44 1242 572573
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Everyman Theatre

Reviewed By ccws50 - Ferndown, United Kingdom

A very attractive, decorative and compact venue presenting this excellent WW1 story.
The stalls Seating was comfortable and roomy enough for this 2 hour + offering. The accustics were good from our location. Great sets and we'll organised transitions added to the quality of the story.
A thoroughly enjoyable first experience here at the Everyman.

6. Montpellier District

Montpellier Walk | Cheltenham, Cheltenham GL50, England
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Montpellier District

Reviewed By 99PSB - Bristol, United Kingdom

Lovely architecture, great individual shops and street parking at a cost. Well worth a visit! Just off the main town centre area.

7. Cotswold Farm Park

Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5UG, England +44 1451 850307
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Cotswold Farm Park

Reviewed By Julie J - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Visited for Mother’s Day. Very disappointed. Very little to see and do. My granddaughter loves cows and they wernt out. Very expensive for what is there

8. Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham GL50 4SH, England +44 1242 513014
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Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is the Home of Jump Racing hosting the world famous National Hunt "Festival" in March every year. As well as racing we host Concerts, comedy nights, weddings and business events.

Reviewed By Greenbevsophie - Ipswich, United Kingdom

Back from another festival (15th year on the bounce) I cannot believe that with the cost of the car parking tickets (doubled this year) and entry tickets that they have not improved the car parking facilities. I am sure that the money that they bring in year on year they cannot put some kind of hard core down so the cars don’t get stuck. It took 1.1/2 hours to get off the green car park as cars were being dragged of by tractors as they were stuck in the mud. Also letting more people in they also need to improve the toilet facilities also!

Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England +44 1242 237431
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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Four new floors house extensive galleries for temporary Exhibitions - for international / national touring shows, special highlights from our collections and fun shows for families - space to discover local heroes and archive collections, including the great Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica), and a new gallery space in which the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection will be shown.

Reviewed By bazjs - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Lovely warm welcome by the young lady on duty on Wednesday afternoon who was very helpful in providing my husband with one of their wheelchairs. Good accessibility, lift to all floors. Enjoyed the arts and crafts floor immensely. Thank you for your help.

10. Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey Cotswold Way | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England +44 1242 602398
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Hailes Abbey

Grade 1 Scheduled National Monument. Site is owned by the National Trust but wholly financed, managed and maintained by English Heritage

Reviewed By Sandy2404 - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We visited Hailes Abbey today, main reason for visit was that we had our 2 dogs with us and we wanted to visit somewhere them. We were greeted at the visitors centre by a lovely man who said immediately-bring the dogs in, they are part of the family. Lovely!! Not many places are so accommodating. Inside the visitor centre is a small display/ musieum with some interesting displays including some of the original tiles. Also inside is the small shop. We were given an audio set which is a must whilst walking around the site, The abbey is ruins but there are information boards explaining the ruins. It is a lovely peaceful place nad worth looking at, took us about an hour to wander around. We also visited the small church opposite which is actually 100 years older than the abbey, small donation given which the church really appediates. Then we wandered up the road past the campsite to the cafe and had a nice cuppa and scone. Dogs came everywhere with us ( apart from inside the church) lovely day out for us, followed by a wander around the village of winchcombe

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