The Cotswold town of Cheltenham is renowned for its elegant Regency architecture. Around 100,000 people live in the area. Cheltenham is handy for the M5 and has rail links to Bristol, Birmingham and London Paddington.
Cheltenham abounds with shopping opportunities, from the Promenade and Regents Arcade, to the High Street and Beechwood Shopping Centre. An open-air market is held on Thursdays. There are numerous bars, eateries and nightclubs. Cheltenham has three theatres, the multi-screen Brewery cinema, a leisure centre, a lido and the Prince of Wales Stadium. You can sample the famous spa waters in the Pitville Park Pump Room.
Local attractions include the art gallery and the Gustav Holst museum. Prestbury Park Racecourse holds the celebrated Cheltenham Festival, a race meeting which dates back to 1819 and today attracts over 200,000 visitors. The town also hosts an international festival of literature and music.