Cheltenham has been a fashionable spa town for hundreds of years, and it lies on the edge of the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, a few hour’s train journey northwest of London. Learn about the city’s history and culture at the Wilson, a fascinating museum tracing Cheltenham’s story from Roman times.

Kids and adults alike will relish going for a dip at Sandford Parks Lido, which has a heated pool and dedicated children’s area, plus landscaped gardens with lawns where you can enjoy a picnic. There’s also a restored Art Deco café dating from 1935 when the Lido first opened.

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Where & what to eat in Cheltenham

  • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Cheltenham

    There are plenty of excellent local restaurants in Cheltenham, a town by the borders of Cotswold in Gloucestershire. Best known for the discovery of a mineral spring in 1716, Cheltenham has since largely remained a spa town. Thanks to this attraction, it's easy to find eateries specialising in both classic and modern British cuisine. From long-time family favourites to new restaurants...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Cheltenham

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Cheltenham

    The best places to go shopping in Cheltenham are as varied as the city itself, from tiny local outlets to sprawling shopping centres. The city has a reputation for upmarket retailers, and while it's true that there's no shortage of high-class boutiques, you're equally likely to stumble upon cheerful markets and familiar brands. Along with charming period buildings and avenues of...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Cheltenham

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Cheltenham

    The best things to do after dinner in Cheltenham will take you from snug 19th-century taverns to luxurious cocktail joints. The town's colourful history is easy to see in its ornate period theatres, Regency concert halls, and old warehouses turned into modern bars. The surrounding region has an abundance of apple orchards, making local cider a must-try in Cheltenham. Visit cider...

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