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Welcome

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Whether you want to shop in Cheltenham, dine, take in a show, sightsee, relax or play (or all of the above!), here you’ll find some information to help you get started. Simply click the Cheltenham shopping area you’re interested in above, for more ideas and information.

We invite you to take a look at what the shops in Cheltenham have to offer. From specialist shopping boutiques to world class chain stores, Cheltenham has everything to offer, and with over 600 shops listed (150 of which can be browsed in detail!) we’re confident you wont find a more comprehensive shopping guide!

All of our buildings and locations look beautiful because we hire experts to come to office and make sure everything is looking spectacular. One of our partners deserves to be mentioned because of the quality work they constantly provide. View the tree service company below and the areas they cover. We’d recommend them to anyone who needs service.

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A Brief History of Cheltenham

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Cheltenham has been a health and holiday resort since the discovery of mineral springs there in 1716.

Regency houses, Georgian squares, parks, and gardens are all plentiful Cheltenham. The town has three famous schools for boys and one for girls as well as two teacher-training colleges. Cheltenham is also the site of an annual Festival of British Contemporary Music, a Festival of Literature, and several other cultural events.

Cheltenham is located on the edge of the Cotswolds and is generally regarded as respectable and wealthy. It has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs there in 1716, although the local mineral water is no longer consumed, especially after the pipes connecting to the spring decayed in 2004. It is popular as a shopping centre (hence the introduction of allaboutCheltenham.com), and is home to the department store Cavendish House. It is particularly known for its private schools, Cheltenham College and Ladies’ College. It is also home to the prestigious Pate’s Grammar School.

Our schools stem way back into history and part of the reason they have lasted so long would be because of our staff and companies that help us maintain a high level of cleanliness! One wonderful company we can attribute some success to would be the following carpet cleaning company that is based in Buffalo NY.

 

Internationally, Cheltenham is probably best known for its horse racing. Cheltenham Racecourse, located on the outskirts of the town in the suburb of Prestbury, is the home of National Hunt, or jumps, racing in the UK. Meetings are hosted during the winter months (when the ground is soft enough for the horses to safely negotiate the fences) from November to April. The highlight of the season is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is normally held in the middle of March, during the Cheltenham Festival. This happy co-incidence (with St Patrick’s Day) ensures that the town swells with an influx of Irish horseracing devotees.

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Park and Ride

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Racecourse park and ride
Free car parking.
Bus services D and E every 15 minutes to the town centre.
Pay on bus, £1.30 return fare per passenger.
Stops in Pittville Street outside Marks and Spencer.
Return bus from Clarence Street.
Operates: Mon – Fri 7.30am to 6.15pm, Sat 8.30am to 6.15pm
(Does not operate during Cheltenham Gold Cup week)

Stagecoach in Cheltenham
Address: Head Office, 229 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3BF.
Ticket Information: 01242 522021
Other Enquiries (incl. lost property): 01242 224853
Nationwide Bus Times: 0870 6082608
The Racecourse

Arle Court park and ride
Free car parking.
Express bus service every 10 minutes to Montpellier
and town centre.
Pay on bus, £1.60 return fare per car load.
Stops on Promenade in town centre (also return bus stop).
Secure car park award & CCTV.
Operates:Monday – Friday 7.20am to 7.00pm,
Saturday 8.00am to 5.50pm

Bennetts Coaches
Address: Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 4LP
Telephone: 01452 527809

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Bus and Rail links

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By road

Cheltenham is located off junctions 10 and 11 of the M5 motorway and on the A40 from London and Oxford. Junction 10 has restricted access and only southbound traffic can exit the motorway here. From junction 11, follow the signs for Cheltenham Town Centre along the A40. Two park and ride services are currently available – one is located just off the A40 near the motorway and the other is located on the north side of the town at Cheltenham Racecourse. Please visit our Park & Ride pages for further information.

By rail

Cheltenham Spa station is well served by direct services from London Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham, Swindon, Cardiff, Plymouth, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The railway station well served by bus services into the shopping centre.

The Railway is located approximately 0.5 miles from the town centre.

Cheltenham Station

01242 522925

New St

Cheltenham

GL50 3QL

By bus

National Express coaches serve Cheltenham’s Royal Well coach station. Local bus services operate in and around the town and neighbouring towns and villages. Bookings for National Express coaches can be made through the Tourist Information Centre.

Cotswold Lion Bus 2005

This Timetable includes opportunities to visit Bibury and Burford, and visits to Chedworth Roman Villa and Lodge Park. Also provided is the opportunity for circular sightseeing trips from Cheltenham/Cirencester, plus the opportunity for day (or half day) walking from Sherborne/Northleach.

By air

Gloucestershire has its own airport at Staverton, which is approximately 3 miles outside Cheltenham. This airport has direct flights to Jersey and a charter service. The nearest international airport is Birmingham International Airport who offer a wide variety of European and intercontinental flights. Birmingham is approximately 50 miles north of Cheltenham.

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