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Things to Do in Cheltenham

Top Attractions in Cheltenham

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  • alimalton1969
    Oxford, UK11 contributions
    Although my mum is a farmer she absolutely loved her day out . Lots of photos taken . Adam was willing to have photo which made my mums year . An amazing set up
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Roberta
    1 contribution
    Great unique experience. This is the 1 thing you want to try while in the area. Claire is incredibly knowledgeable and caring towards this amazing birds. A chance to be in nature in beautiful surroundings and understand the behaviour of birds of pray. I can’t recommend enough trying this experience, you will not disappointed.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • David C
    3 contributions
    Beautiful park, very good for walkers we enjoyed the open clean space by the beautiful water lots of beautiful buildings and cute bridges with lots of wildlife.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Wendy P
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia339 contributions
    A truly stunning area, the architecture is amazing, food and beverage options almost endless, lovely gardens. Do go
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Jules
    Gloucester, UK15 contributions
    Fantastic evening , chairs are for small people no good for anyone over 5ft 10 , bit of a queue for drinks though however such a lovely experience & incredible theatre
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • shane😁😁
    Northamptonshire, UK12,881 contributions
    Hailes Abbey is situated about a mile off the "romantic road" ( Cheltenham to Stratford rd) and is a half mile walk from the Hailes Abbey halt station.
    As this is an English heritage site and we are National trust members, we got in for free.
    The staff member was extremely friendly and told us there was a guide who had just started.
    We decided to look by ourselves and the first thing that we noticed was just how quiet the site was, total peace bar the occasion toot from a nearby steam train!
    Hailes is only a small site and coupled together with the fantastic museum and shop should not take anything more than an hour or two.
    There are plenty of information boards dotted around and there is a beautiful church directly across the road.
    Ample parking(free) is provided immediately directly across the road and next to the site with blue badge parking right next to the site.
    There are toilets and seating on site too.
    We enjoyed our visit to this ruined Abbey and would definitely revisit.
    Visited 23rd September 2023.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • kiwipom
    Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions
    I was here for the British Open Snooker at The Centaur.
    Great venue, friendly and helpful staff.
    Handy location out of the town centre with FREE, secure parking.

    Only criticism was that the seats should be closer to the tables.
    Written 12 October 2023
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  • Beagleheart
    Accrington, UK333 contributions
    Loads of details about the life of the great Gustav Holst. The 30 minute video is especially illuminating but also plenty of information about general Victorian lifestyle. Recommended.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Jessica p
    1 contribution
    A great evening had by me and my friend.
    The gin was constantly flowing and tasted delicious! I tried gins I wouldn’t usually try!
    The talk was very informative and felix was very knowledgeable.
    The buffet was a lovely touch also, and the quiz at the end was fun! This tour was well worth the money! Highly recommend :)
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Ed
    Cheltenham, UK10 contributions
    Sadly we had to arrange the funeral for our son, a petrol head.
    To be fair, I am very familiar with Prescott Speed Hillclimb, as I marshal there frequently.
    Family members chose the The Clubhouse for the wake.
    Gemma and her team looked after us all superbly both before, during and after. And all of the special requests that we made were arranged.
    Guests - many had travelled from afar were either most impressed or utterly gobsmacked by the venue - there are few nicer places on a sunny day.
    Highly recommended, and thank you to all the team at Prescott.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • Peter H
    Copiapo, Chile6 contributions
    Thought we’d pop to the re-opening weekend of the Wilson as we were staying locally with friends. The place was buzzing and inviting and a breath of fresh air from the normal stuffy museum experience.

    The old part of the gallery was closed due to building requirements but it did not detract from our enjoyment of the visit. The local historical information and artefacts etc were interesting as always, but enhanced by the connection with local arts and crafts history and the Arts and Crafts Movement (William Morris etc). There were also good . exhibitions relating to sustainable fashion and diversity. The archive room is also worth spending some time in, with lots of Edward Wilson info. There was interactive stuff for kids, and a great well priced restaurant on the ground floor. All in all well worth taking time out for a look.p
    Written 10 September 2022
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  • rosco2
    London, UK335 contributions
    Parking is rather limited but the walk is lovely. Today was a lovely day after lots of rain. Stiff wind which helped the footing. We are a bit crumbly plus long covid so took a while to reach a seat on the top. Our Puli did a mad 5 minutes running around the hills and valleys, clearly enjoying the freedom. The views are just lovely and the footing mostly pretty reliable. It’s a gorgeous walk, well worth it and Crackers certainly enjoyed it.
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • Lesley K
    Puerto De Santiago2 contributions
    Just spent a fantastic day with Bridget and James at Cotswold Alpacas for a husbandary course . I have recently purchased 3 alpacas and this was perfect to find out hands on tips from experts. It was very friendly and welcoming with a lovely lunch and especially the hands on with their lovely alpacas learning health and handling tips. If you are planning to get alpacas I would definitely recommend this experience it was well worth it.
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Richard M
    Newport, UK28 contributions
    Beautiful sunny day, arrived at Lido for 10.50, all parking spaces gone. Definitely not enough parking in peak season but we found another next to a wetherspoons (Moon under the Sea) in town (ended up stopping on way back) and had a lovely and easy 10 minute walk through the parks which was a better option as I saw 2 cars get bumped in car park and long queues of people.

    Lido itself was very clean, and lawned areas looked after, pool was huge and with 2 slides the children were kept entertained for the session. Lifeguards were on it all day so very safe for your families.

    Watching seagulls swoop down on unsuspecting visitors dinner was entertaining, don't turn your back on these sneaky blighters, they were even in the pool picking up dropped chips from their robbing spree!

    Cafe on site was clean, not big queues.

    A big thumbs up from us 👍
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • John W
    Stafford, UK68 contributions
    Went with my wife and a couple of friends who are all keen gardeners, even as some one who only has a passing interest in gardening I was very impressed with our visit.
    There’s a great couple of walks around the gardens that have thousands of snow drops, a lovely lake and very helpful staff.
    The tea and cake was only £4 and the toilets were very clean.
    Well worth a visit
    Written 23 February 2023
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