Fliss Moxon explores the vibrant town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Full of history, beautiful architecture and Regency style, Cheltenham’s charm can be found in every corner of the town. Stay in one of their fabulous hotels for the perfect base to explore this part of the Cotswolds. This spa town has much to offer from the shops that line the promenade, delicious eateries challenging some of the best in London and museums and parks to explore at your own pace.

Hotels in Cheltenham

No. 131 is a boutique hotel that combines traditional Georgian architecture with eclectic modern design. It boasts 36 beautifully designed bedrooms, an award-winning gin bar and a Japanese sushi restaurant (both pictured below). It’s the perfect base from which to explore Cheltenham town in style.

The George Hotel Is a 46-bedroom design led hotel nestled in the heart of Cheltenham town centre. They offer regency style in their Grade II listed townhouse and all their bedrooms have a boutique finish to them to add a touch of luxury and comfort to your stay.

No.38 The Park is a boutique Georgian townhouse full of beautiful bespoke bedrooms. All their rooms are dog friendly and feature bold statement prints and a mixture of antiques and artefacts to create a hotel full of character and charm.

Just a short drive out of the centre is Ellenborough Park. This 15th century country estate comes with a luxury spa and beautiful ground to explore. If you need somewhere to swich off and relax whilst still being close to the hustle and bustle of Cheltenham, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Queens Hotel is steeped in history and overlooks the glorious Imperial Gardens and Promenade. This relaxing chic boutique hotel still holds many period features which they have seamlessly mixed with modern touches for the perfect night away.

The sister hotel to No.38 The Park is the stunning No.131. Their collection of 36 cosy and elegant bedrooms are full of period charm and luxury touches. They offer a mixture of rooms from superior suites with roll top baths and family rooms where 2 children can join you in your getaway to Cheltenham.

Where to eat in Cheltenham

DEYA Brewing Company have an onsite tap room at their brewery and host an incredible selection of food trucks on a weekly basis making in the place to be for great food, beer and atmosphere.

Described as Burgers beyond belief, Holee Cow is the place to visit for the most delicious, creative and mouth-watering burgers you have ever tried.

Kibou is a Japanese Kitchen and bar and serves everything from Sushi, Ramen and popular Japanese dishes. Located in the heart of Cheltenham, this electric restaurant is the place to dine for a fun and delicious night out.

The Railway is a traditional pub with a great twist. Not only do they serve some of the best drinks around from local and independent brewers and distilleries. They are also home to the amazing Smokey Phi Phi Thai Street BBQ.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Pittville Pump Room is one of the grandest survivals of the towns many Spa buildings and radiates regency refinement. Head here to be taken back in time and walk around Pittville Park to see the building from new angles. 

Open from March through to October, Sandford Park Lido is a great place to visit in the summer months for a dip in the refreshing and heated water. It is one of the largest outdoor pools in the country and all set within the beautiful, landscaped gardens on Sandford Park.

Beat the crowds and explore the natural beauty of Cheltenham by going for one of the many walks into the lush green hills that hug the town centre. Head up to Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds or for the thrill seekers, visit Beechwoods where the famous Cheese rolling takes place.