Cheltenham, on the western edge of the Cotswolds, is the region’s major town and retains an air of
gracious refinement left over from its heyday as a spa resort in the 18th century
. At the time, it rivalled Bath as the place for the rich to flock to, and today it still has many graceful Regency buildings and manicured squares.
These days, however, it’s best known for its racecourse and mid-March horse races.
Central Cheltenham extends around the grand tree-lined Promenade
, at the southern end of which lies the fashionable Montpellier area.
Holst Birthplace Museum 0.2 miles
Approach Golf Course 0.7 miles
Pittville Park 0.3 miles
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum 0.6 miles
Montpellier Gardens 1.5 miles