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Suggested excursions

  • Oxford
  • Bath
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The Cotswolds
  • Gloucester
  • South Wales - Cardiff, St Fagans Welsh National History Museum (Open-Air) and The Big Pit Coal Mining Museum
  • Bristol


Population: 108,000; 98 miles (157 kilometres) west of London (2 hours by rail, 2½ hours by coach).

Cheltenham is an elegant spa town, situated on the edge of the Cotswold Hills with their picturesque stone villages.

Cheltenham is known for its Regency architecture, wide tree-lined streets, parks and gardens. It has many attractive residential areas and an excellent shopping centre.

It is famous for its many festivals including literature, science, music and horse racing.