The historic town of Cheltenham is located in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is the ideal base from which to explore the rolling hills and valleys of south western England. However, visitors also have the opportunity to revel in the excitement at Cheltenham racecourse and learn about the historic development of the spa town. If you're really keen to experience the wonders of Cheltenham then it would be worth booking accommodation at one of the many luxury serviced apartments available.
You can learn a great deal about heritage of Cheltenham while touring the local museum and gallery. This popular exhibition centre was constructed in honour of Edward Wilson, who lost his life during Scott's Antarctic expedition. It contains a great range of exhibits from the Bronze Age and regency period. It might even be possible to attend one of the themed events which are regularly organised by the museum staff. Alternatively you may stroll through the gardens and observe the grand architecture of the Pitville Pump Room.
A trip to Cheltenham racecourse may well be the highlight of your holiday in the Cotswolds. A variety of professional exhibitions and music concerts are held at this major venue during the summer months. However, you may be particularly excited about the prospect of watching world famous races during the Cheltenham Festival. If you're lucky enough to back a winner then it might be tempting to splurge on a meal at the panoramic restaurant. Or perhaps you'll enjoy some retail therapy at luxury shops along the promenade.
You won't have any trouble keeping the kids entertained during family holidays in Cheltenham. It may be tempting to go and have a look at the puffing steam engines at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. You might also enjoy a messy afternoon at the Paint It Yourself Pottery Co. If you're really up for a family challenge then it would be worth exploring the Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail.
It's quite likely that you'll fancy a bite to eat after touring the attractions and trying different activities in Cheltenham. Thankfully there are a fantastic selection of local restaurants serving everything from fish and chips to spicy tandoori. The evening entertainment may continue at the popular pubs and nightclubs in the heart of Cheltenham.
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