The Regency town of Cheltenham is full of exciting things to do throughout the year.
Whether it’s attending the races, participating in one of its famous festivals or taking a stroll through colourful city gardens, there is something for everyone. Of all the luxury hotels Cheltenham has to offer, the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham stands out with its great location and easy access.
Cheltenham Racecourse is home to some of the biggest racing events in the country. Regular races are organised through the current 2017/2018 season running from October to May. In March, the atmosphere at Cheltenham Racecourse takes a special turn with the famous Festival. Delighted crowds see the finest jockeys and horses compete for the jumping honours. Located less than 4 miles from the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham and with vast on-site parking, it is easily accessible by public transport and by car.
Cheltenham Festival Series
Cheltenham is famously known around the world for its series of festivals taking place from May to October all around town. The Cheltenham Festival Series kick-starts with the Jazz Festival when more than 20,000 fans celebrate the history of jazz and international artists play live. It is followed by the Science Festival in June, which offers a concentrated program of talks from international scientists, live experiments and fun activities around science.
Over two weeks in early July, the Music Festival takes over Cheltenham Town Hall and various churches around the Cotswolds and boasts impressive concerts that are held for the pleasure of the attendees’ ears. Last but certainly not least, the Literature Festival hosts over 600 poets, writers and literature fans for a celebration of writing. Booking your accommodation early is recommend as many of the hotels Cheltenham is home to will likely be fully booked.
The Wilson, Cheltenham’s Museum & Art Gallery
Situated right in the centre of town and a stone’s throw away from the Cheltenham Promenade, The Wilson museum offers a great collection of art pieces throughout the year. Collections include costumes and textiles, geology and archaeology as well as art pieces related to Cheltenham’s history. Regular temporary exhibitions give visitors a chance to discover an array of new stylish pieces and several workshops, not to mention all the events organised by the museum that make sure the whole family has a great day out.
Just behind the Town Hall, the Imperial Gardens impress all who visit with its wonderful and colourful flower displays. This stunning setting provides a great opportunity for peaceful walks and escaping the busy roads of the city. A bronze statue of Gustav Holst, Cheltenham’s famous composer, stands in the park a mile away from his birth place museum. During the summer, the gardens welcome several outdoor events from the Cheltenham Festival Series.
Cheltenham is also known as a shopping destination, with its numerous high street and independent stores. The Promenade offers a combination of both high end and specialist shops and gives visitors a beautiful view of its regency buildings. If you are looking for antiques and independent shops, the Suffolks are the place to be. Montpellier is another famous shopping area in Cheltenham which stands out with its stunning buildings.
There are always lots of things to do in Cheltenham and the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham is the ideal destination to discover what the regency town has to offer.